Police pursuit puts Dover Area Schools on lockout Thursday

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

Police placed the Dover Area School District on a lockout Thursday as officers pursued a reportedly suicidal person. 

All buildings in the school district, including Dover Area High School and Dover Area Middle School, were placed on the lockout around 12:45 p.m., meaning no one could enter or leave any of the buildings, according to Northern York County Regional Police. 

Northern York County Regional Police officially dedicated the new department substation in honor of fallen Officer David Tome, Wednesday, October 21, 2020. The substation is located at the former Southwestern Regional Police Department was located on Thoman Drive. Officer Tome was killed in the line of duty on October 21, 2008 by a distracted driver while investigating an accident on Route 15 in Franklin Township.
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The action was taken as a precaution after the possibly armed person was in close proximity to the schools, police said.

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School resource officers with Northern York County Regional Police were at the high school and middle school during lockout and helped school personnel with the lockout procedures, police said.

The person in question was located around 1:30 p.m. and the lockout was lifted.