By COURTNEY SPRADLIN
LOG CABIN STAFF WRITER
Conway Junior High School was briefly placed on lockdown at around 10 a.m. Friday after students told a teacher they saw a man attempt to gain entry to the school through locked doors near Duncan Street.
Police said following the “level 2 lockdown” and search for the man based on the students’ description, it was discovered he was a parent of a student at the school who was on campus to deliver the student’s backpack.
“At five minutes to 10 a man walked up from Duncan Street and tried to pull open three doors that were locked,” said La Tresha Woodruff, Conway Police Department public information officer. “Some girls saw him try to open the door and they ran and told someone.”
Woodruff said school resource officers checked the area, and it was reported a subject fitting the students’ description was seen leaving the campus on foot.
Woodruff said police later received reports the subject fitting the description provided, that of a white male in camouflage and wearing a backpack, was seen near Tyler Street and Donaghey Avenue.
Woodruff said this report could not be confirmed Friday afternoon.
The parent contacted police, Woodruff said, after he received a text message from his child telling him the school was on lockdown because someone tried to get inside the building.
“He knew it was him, and he contacted authorities,” Woodruff said.
Woodruff said a level 2 lockdown means no one is allowed in or out of the school, and all doors are locked.
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