Providence Career and Technical Academy placed on lockdown after false alarm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Providence Career and Technical Academy was placed on lockdown Thursday because of a potential security risk.

Police said they received a call for a report of an open door and unknown person inside the building.

When officers arrived to the school, the person in question inside the building was a student, police said.

Maj. David Lapatin told ABC 6 News that the student propped a back door open — most likely to pick up lunch — and came back through the same door. Initially, it was believed that a worker left that door open.

No injuries were reported.

No further information was immediately released.

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