False alarm about suspicious person at Pa. school

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - September 14, 2012

Police responded to Parkland High School on Friday evening after reports of a suspicious person in the building. Police cruisers, armored vehicles and SWAT teams gathered at a command post in the school's parking lot. Later, officials said they located the person, but said he wasn't a threat.

School Board President Jayne Bartlett says it turned out to be a young man working out in a camouflage vest. She says he had water bottles filled with sand that someone mistook for a weapon.

Students who were inside the building say they were initially "locked down" before being told to leave. School activities were canceled Friday night.

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