On Friday at 1:35 pm, staff from Oceanlake Elementary school called 911 to report an unidentified was at the front door pushing the call button to gain access to the school. Staff said they didn’t know who he was. When they asked for his name he refused to answer and continued to repeatedly push the door buzzer. The man was described as a white male adult, wearing a grey sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Staff learned that the man had earlier contacted a janitor at a rear door to the school, but was told to go to the front of the school and check in with the office if he wanted to pick up his children. When the man appeared at the front door he was visibly agitated and upset.
Because the man refused to identify himself and continued to try to gain access into the school, the school was placed on lockdown. Lincoln City Police Officers responded to the location with full flashing lights and sirens. When the police pulled up, the man had left.
As a precaution, a Lincoln City Police officer remained on scene at Oceanlake Elementary until the end of the school day. Additional officers were posted at each school in Lincoln City for the final bell release. The man did not return to Oceanlake Elementary.
If anyone has any information about the man or his identity, please contact Sr. Officer Oscar Escalante at the Lincoln City Police Department at 541-994-3636.