Smyth County schools temporarily locked down
Some local schools went on a modified lockdown Tuesday after authorities say a suspicious man was spotted nearby.
Smyth County Schools Superintendent Mike Robinson says a man pulled up to Atkins Elementary with out-of-state tags, but when the principal approached him he left.
Robinson says the vehicle was found later near Oak Point Elementary with no one inside, and a person was seen walking toward the woods near the school.
Robinson tells us the students were safe and the lockdown of Oak Point and the Smyth Career & Technology Center was only a precaution.
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