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Posted: April 14, 2017

Two students report seeing masked man near Owasso elementary school


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OWASSO, Okla. —

Quick Facts:

  • Monday, a child told Smith Elementary staff she saw a man in a ski mask near the school
  • Police searched the area and school, finding nobody
  • Another student made a similar report Wednesday with the same results
  • Owasso Police conducted safety checks throughout the day
  • Anyone witnessing suspicious activity should call police immediately 
  • WATCH FOX23 Lynn Casey's full report above.

On Monday, a student at Smith Elementary School in Owasso reported seeing a man wearing a ski mask outside and watching kids on the playground.

Officials put the school on external lockdown, but police didn't find anything suspicious.

Another student reported a similar sighting on Wednesday and followed the same procedure. Again, police did not find anyone outside.

The school sent a text alert to parents after each incident to let them know what happened. They said reports from students are taken seriously no matter what.

Police said the wooded area around the school has trails that are used frequently, so it wouldn't be unusual for someone to be back there. However, they would be concerned about someone wearing a ski mask.

Owasso officers do patrol the area and will continue to do so.


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