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Stranger wanting to see student leads to Kenton school lockdown

KENTON — An unfamiliar person who came into the office at Northwood Elementary led to a lockdown of the Kenton school Wednesday afternoon.

Lt. Rob Lutes of the Kenton Police Department said the man walked into the school, gave a fake name and said he wanted to give a message to a student.

After checking with the student and the student’s mother, school officials refused to allow the man to deliver the message and he left the building, which was immediately put on a Tier I lockdown, meaning the exterior doors were locked, students were kept inside and classes continued.

A short time later, police arrested Douglas A. Baughman of 12508 S. U.S. Route 68 on an Adult Parole Authority order of arrest. He also was given a summons for disorderly conduct in a school zone.

The lockdown was lifted a short time later after Baughman’s arrest.

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