Discovery Elementary School in Ashburn was placed on lockdown Monday morning as Loudoun deputies pursued a report of an armed man walking nearby.
According to the Sheriff’s Office report, a resident called dispatchers just after 9:20 a.m. to report seeing a male carrying what appeared to be a firearm while crossing Ashburn Village Boulevard between Michener Drive and Grace Bridge Drive. The man was described as a white male with short hair and wearing a camouflage jacket. He was seen walking towards a wooded area near a bank and the school.
The school was placed on a secure the building status as a precaution as deputies searched the area.
The man was not found and review of external surveillance video from area businesses did not capture any suspicious activity.