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Montgomery Co. school locks down after kids mistake jogger for gunman

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jan 11 2013 07:16:24 AM CST

School on lockdown

FRANCONIA TWP., Pa. -

A Montgomery County school was put on lockdown Thursday afternoon after students mistook a hooded jogger for a gunman.

Officials say West Broad Street Elementary in Franconia Township was locked down around 1:40 p.m.

Police say the students on the playground thought the jogger had a mask and a gun.

The school eventually lifted the lockdown... and had a normal afternoon dismissal.

Police and school officials said they have to take all threats seriously.

West Broad Street Elementary is in the Souderton School District.