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Three schools briefly go into lockout

Police searches prompt precaution at Errol Hassell, Cooper Mountain and Sexton Mountain elementary buildings


Three Beaverton schools were briefly placed in lockout Friday morning as police searched neighborhoods for a possible prowler.

The doors at Errol Hassell, Cooper Mountain and Sexton Mountain elementary schools were all locked not long after school began as a precaution to prevent the possibility of an unwanted person entering, but the district reported that all three schools had reopened by 9:45 a.m.

A resident had called police about a possible prowler, but that notification came about an hour after the person was seen, said Officer Mike Rowe of the Beaverton Police Department. He does not believe anyone was apprehended.