Greencastle-Antrim schools lockdown lifted

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
A K9 unit searched the area of the M&T Bank in Greencastle this morning.

The lockdown of the Greencastle-Antrim schools, as requested by police this morning, has been lifted.

Greencastle Police Chief John Phillippy requested the lockdown just before 10 a.m., according to Dr. Bob Crider, Chief Educational Officer.

Crider told the Echo Pilot this morning that the lockdown was done as a precaution. According to the district website, the lockdown was lifted at 11:30 a.m.

It appears the lockdown followed a police activity surrounding the M&T Bank along Route 16 in Greencastle.

Authorities have not given any official word on what happened, however numerous police vehicles were seen in the area and a police dog was searching in the area. The bank lot was also blocked off with yellow police tape.