Things are back to normal at J.C. Solmonese Elementary School after the school was placed on lockdown Thursday morning for approximately 10 minutes.
The Norton Police Dept. reported on its Facebook page that the school was placed on lockdown because of a suspicious woman trying to enter the building.
was in lockdown due to a suspicious person trying to get into the
building," the message stated at approximately 11:30 a.m. "Female subject stated she had to use bathroom and tried
several doors. Police are on scene with suspect. The school did a good
job with the proper procedure and notification to prevent admittance to
Norton Police Liutenant Todd Jackson said the lockdown was self-initiated.
"The lockdown was the result of a woman, later identified as Christine
Ayres, age 48, of Attleboro, attempting to enter the school, reporting
that she needed to use the restroom," said Jackson in an email message. "After a brief discussion with the
school principal, Ayres continued her attempts in gaining access to the
school. Ayres returned to her vehicle before running back toward the
school, acting in a suspicious manner. School staff immediately
initiated a lockdown and notified police. When officers arrived on
scene, they spoke with Ayres and verified that there was no threat to
school students or staff."
Jackson said nobody was hurt in the incident and no weapons were used. He also praised the school staff for its response.
Ayres was not arrested, but will be cited, he said.
"Ayres was not placed under arrest, but will be charged by Norton Police
with disturbing the peace and disturbance of a school assembly," he said.