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PD: ‘Suspicious individual’ spotted near Monroe high school

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MONROE, Conn. (WTNH) — Monroe police are in the area of Masuk High School looking for a ‘suspicious individual’ Wednesday morning.

Police say the suspicious person was seen sitting in an unidentified vehicle near the school. The vehicle sped off after the Student Resource Officer approached it. The person abandoned the vehicle shortly after and fled on foot, according to police.

Masuk was initially put in a lockdown. Since 9:00 a.m., the school has been operating under controlled movement and all exterior doors remain closed & locked at this time. All of the students are safe.

There will be extra police presence at the school during dismissal.

Photo: Monroe Police Department

Police say the person of interest was last seen wearing a black hoodie-style sweatshirt with white lettering and tan pants.

If you have any information, you are asked to call police at 203-261-3622

This is a developing story. News 8 will update this story as more information comes in.

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