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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 ??persistent?? 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.