Man sleeping in vehicle outside Dinwiddie Middle leads to brief lockdown

By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup
Posted: November 15, 2018 | 4:11 p.m. 

DINWIDDIE – Dinwiddie Middle School was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon after a man was found to be sleeping inside a van outside the school and his behavior upon being approached resulted in him being detained.

According to Dinwiddie Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Royal Gurley, school officials received a report that a man was asleep inside a van outside Dinwiddie Middle School, prompting a response from the school’s resource officer.

When that officer approached the van to wake the unknown man, administrators report the man “became belligerent and behaved erratically.”

“The man’s behavior required the officer to take the man to the ground and call for assistance,” Dr. Gurley said. “As a precautionary measure, the school was placed on a modified lockdown while the man was detained.”

Dr Gurley said at no time were students in danger and, “The safety of students and staff is the number one priority of Dinwiddie County Public Schools.”

The identity of the man who was detained was not provided.

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