MAIZE, Kan. (AP) — Reports of a suspicious man seen trying to get into a southern Kansas school turned out to be a new employee who forgot the correct way to enter the building.
The Wichita Eagle reports Wichita police and officers from the Maize School District began searching for the man based on a description from a witness who saw someone rattling outside door handles at the school Monday afternoon.
As a result of the witness report, staff members at other Maize schools also were placed in a state of heightened awareness.
The school district posted a statement on its website Wednesday saying the man had legitimate reasons to be in the building but was not following the district’s safety protocol.
The statement says the employee was being dealt with administratively.
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