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School Goes Into Lockdown After WDIV Photographer Attempts to Enter Building for Report on School Safety

An elementary school in West Bloomfield, Mich., was put on lockdown Monday after a photographer for Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV attempted to enter all the doors of the school for a report on school safety, according to West Bloomfield Patch:

[Superintendent Gerald] Hill said at Monday’s School Board meeting that Gretchko Elementary School’s Principal, Sally Drummond, called West Bloomfield Police about 11:30 a.m. after unsuccessfully confirming the photographer’s identification, after the reporter tried to get into the school.

“The doors were all locked and the person wasn’t able to get in,” Hill said. The photographer had tried to access every exterior door at the school, according to Hill, which alerted teachers to tell the principal. Then, Hill said, Drummond saw the photographer in the parking lot.

“The person in the parking lot shook her hand, congratulations, you have a very secure school,” Hill said. “He didn’t have a camera or any identification, but he told her he was a reporter from Channel 4 news doing a story.”

West Bloomfield Patch reports that the district later found out the photographer was testing security measures for a WDIV report. WDIV did not respond to TVSpy’s request for comment.

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