As I drove through Millersville, PA this morning, traffic was blocked on North George Street, the main thoroughfare past the University. There were several Millersville University police cars, a policewoman directing traffic, and what looked like a TV news crew truck.
At first I thought it must have been another vising politician. With the Pennsylvania presidential primary scheduled for April 22, Hillary had been here last week with a large police entourage, and Senator Obama was in Lancaster earlier this week.
It turned out that the University was under lockdown for 90 minutes. A student had reported to police that he was afraid of another student. He apparently believed that the other student had a gun and was a threat to the student body. With recent shootings at other universities, such reports are taken very seriously. A student was detained and taken in for questioning.
Penn Manor High School and Eshleman Elementary Schools, both nearby and in the Penn Manor School District, were also locked down.
Students were told to remain calm, to stay inside their buildings, and that they were not in danger.
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