Woman seeking bathroom relief prompts lockdown at Norton elementary school

A Norton elementary school was locked down briefly today when a woman who was trying to use the bathroom tried to enter the building through multiple doors, police said.

School officials were suspicious when the woman, who had no ties to the Joseph C. Solmonese School, tried to gain entry multiple times. They called police at around 10:45 a.m. and put the school in lockdown mode, said Lieutenant Todd Jackson.

Investigators spoke with the woman, who just wanted to use the bathroom, Jackson said.

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“It turned out to be nothing,” Jackson said. “The school did a great job doing what they were supposed to do.”

The school was only locked down for about 20 minutes. No charges are being filed against the woman, Jackson said.