Elementary school placed on lockdown after man poses as undercover officer
NORFOLK, Va. (WTKR) - Norfolk parents are holding their children a little tighter, after a police impersonator sent Mary Calcott Elementary school into a lockdown on Friday morning.
According to Norfolk Police, a man came into the school claiming to be an undercover police officer, around 8:30 am, thirty minutes before school begins.
"It was shock," said Jesseca Gilbert, a parent with two children who attend Mary Calcott. "It was shocking to hear that somebody had entered the school."
2nd grader Crisalyn Webster, a student at Mary Calcott, told News 3 students were some of the last to find out the school was in a moderate lockdown Friday morning.
"It came on the speaker in my classroom, and it said, 'stay in. No recess or going outside," Webster told News 3's Merris Badcock. She said she wondered what was going on, but no adult gave her anymore information.
Police say the man claimed to be an undercover cop that needed to inspect the school.
"They got that uneasy feeling that something just wasn't right, so school officials started questioning him," Norfolk Police Public Information Officer Daniel Hudson told News 3.