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Holland Patent schools temporarily locked down after stranger on elementary school grounds

Schools in Holland Patent were on lockdown for about two hours Tuesday after a man entered elementary school grounds with an unusual request.

Superintendent Kathleen Davis tells CNY Central that a man entered playground area at General William Floyd Elementary School in Stittville.

Davis says he was â??persistentâ?? and wanted to take pictures of a female teacher and become Facebook friends with her.

The man left the area in a vehicle and they were able to get a license plate number.

The lockdown started around 11:00 a.m. and lasted about two hours. Davis says a message was sent to parents by their "Global Connect" emergency phone message system.

According to the school district's website, the lockdown has been lifted.

The investigation is ongoing.

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