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School police briefs

Suspicious man prompts lockdown

NORCROSS - Peachtree Elementary was placed on lockdown Monday afternoon after a school resource officer saw a man standing in a wooded area near the playground, which was empty, according to a police report.

In his report, the officer said the unidentified man fled as he approached. As a precaution, the school went into a soft lockdown until the end of the day, and students were dismissed under heavy supervision, the report states.

The man was not located, but the officer found a homemade smoking device fashioned from an aluminum can in the area.

There have not been any other reports of the man in the school's neighboring areas, school district spokesman Jorge Quintana said.

Grayson graffiti causes damage

LOGANVILLE - An unidentified vandal used blue spray paint to put graffiti on several trailers, the visitor's press box and the band concession stand at Grayson High School, according to a police report.

The high school's head custodian reported the incident, which happened July 31 or Aug. 1, the report stated.

The graffiti consisted of "inappropriate language" and caused about $700 in damages, school district spokesman Jorge Quintana said. The paint was immediately removed.

School resource officers are actively investigating a case of criminal trespass, Quintana said. No arrests have been made.

School police seek nail thrower

AUBURN - Gwinnett County school resource officers are investigating several incidents at Mulberry Elementary School in which someone has thrown nails onto the campus' driveway.

Two police reports filed this month state someone threw the nails on two separate occasions the week before school started.

This is an ongoing incident that has been taking place at the school for 28 months, school district spokesman Jorge Quintana said. Nails have been found multiple times, resulting in the damage of car tires, he said.

Officers are investigating the incidents. No arrests have been made.