Bensalem school temporarily placed on lockdown

January 15, 2014 2:04:28 PM PST
Things are getting back to normal at a Bucks County elementary school after an incident forced school administrators to place the building on lockdown Wednesday afternoon.

It happened at Belmont Hills Elementary School, located on the 5000 block of Neshaminy Boulevard in Bensalem.

According to police, at approximately 1:45 p.m. police responded to the school after learning that a temporary employee had allegedly made a comment to several students about having a weapon.

The students reported the incident to the school, and the administration immediately notified police and placed the school in lockdown, as per established procedure and protocol.

Police spoke to the temporary employee, said to be in his 70's, and after a thorough check of the school no weapon was found and the lockdown was lifted.

The man was taken to the police station for further questioning and was then transported to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.

No charges are pending at this time.


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