It’s been a busy week so I am playing news catch up. I am floored to hear there was some kook with a gun (not a skeet shooter, or someone at a gun club range, but a kook on a porch) who caused not only an elementary school to be locked down in Willistown, but also caused a SWAT team to descend upon a residential neighborhood?
Wow. And the only place I have seen it reported is Malvern Patch. Kinda surprised by that.
Update: Lockdown Lifted at Gen. Wayne Elementary
An alleged shooter has been taken into custody and the school’s lockdown is lifted.
ByPete Kennedy Email the author February 6, 2012
General Wayne Elementary School was placed on lockdown Monday afternoon after police reported gunshots on a nearby street. There are no reports that any students or staff members have been injured or are in immediate danger.
S.W.A.T. Team Apprehended Sycamore Circle Shooter
The Regional Emergency Response Team took into custody the man who allegedly fired a gun Monday afternoon, sending a nearby elementary school into a state of lockdown.
ByPete Kennedy Email the author February 7, 2012
Police have not released the name of a Willistown man who allegedly fired a gun on Sycamore Circle, causing nearby General Wayne Elementary School to lock down just before dismissal time, around 3:30 p.m., Monday afternoon.
According to a press release from the Willistown Police Department, officers responded to a report of a subject firing a gun from his rear porch, which they found to be enclosed. When attempts at phone contact were unsuccessful, the Regional Emergency Response Team—a S.W.A.T. team comprised of police officers from multiple municipalities—moved in.