Suspicious person causes school lockdown


WILTON — A suspicious person who caused a school lockdown Friday at Academy Hill School was evaluated Tuesday and found to be off prescribed medications for several months, Police Chief Dennis Brown told Selectmen.

Police received reports Friday from the school of the man entering the property and another from Food City, where the man would just stand and stare at people.

After police escorted him from the school property, where he was found wandering around, he was warned to stay off the property but returned. Police were called again and Principal Darlene Paine locked down the school as a precaution although no children were in danger, Brown said.

School Administration and police had previously formed a lock-down plan and the plan was implemented. They were just being cautious, he said.

Police were called again Saturday night when the man returned to the school while a custodian was working and wouldn’t leave.

On Tuesday, police found him and took him to Franklin Memorial Hospital for an evaluation and the help he needed, Brown said. The case was resolved safely, he added.

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