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Reid locked down briefly after domestic dispute

Authorities temporarily locked down Reid Elementary School around dismissal time on Tuesday, April 15 after a domestic dispute involving two parents of a student had occurred in the community, according to a spokeswoman for the Middletown Area School District.

The lockdown ended after about five minutes when one of the parents was apprehended by police as he drove through the front entrance to the school district's Lower Swatara Twp. campus where Reid is located, the spokeswoman said.

The lockdown was a precaution – no confrontation occurred at the school, and students eventually were dismissed "in the normal fashion,'' the spokeswoman said.

Police advised the district to lock down the school because one of the parents was at the school building and the other was close by, the spokeswoman said.

Parents received an automated message notifying them about the lockdown as well as the lifting of the lockdown.