Strange man on campus prompts shelter-in-place at 2 Pearland ISD schools

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on January 15, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 15 at 5:21 PM

PEARLAND -- Two elementary schools in Pearland were put on lockdown Tuesday afternoon.

Officials said it all started around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday when a parent was approached in the parking lot of Silvercrest Elementary by an Asian man who gave the parent a note about being a recent immigrant and wanting to find work with children.

The parent immediately reported the incident to the campus principal who then called school security officers.

Those officers then saw a suspicious man at another elementary school nearby. When they approached him, the man he took off running. The two schools were then put on lockdown, also called shelter-in-place in the Pearland ISD.

Pearland police were called and looked for the man, but no one was found.

The lockdown lasted about 20 minutes, and students were unaware that anything was out of the ordinary.

Parents were told about the incident when they picked up their children after school. The schools put into place their “rainy day pickup,” which required parents to go inside to get their kids.

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