Suspicious Package At Scool Turns Out To Be Pine Cones
October 3, 2013, 7:28 pm
By Jim Ferrettijim.firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on October 3, 2013
PORTLAND -- On Tuesday, October 1st, Woodmere Elementary School Principal, Rene Canler, sent a letter home with students telling parents the school had been sent into lockdown after a man came inside the school and left a suspicious package.
Portland Police says the man, who they assume is homeless, left an envelope in the office before turning around and leaving. The school resource officer thought it was suspicious and called for the bomb squad to come check the envelope out. Students and teachers were locked inside their classrooms. Turns out the envelope was full of pine cones.
Parents tell us they're concerned the man is still out there but police say the kids were never in danger and there is no investigation. Still the question remains about how the man was able to get inside a locked school.
Parents say the man pretended to be a package delivery driver and was buzzed in by someone inside the main office. A spokesperson for Portland Public Schools says they are still looking into the exact details on what happened.