Students back to school after lockdown

Police will be patrolling the Hartland elementary neighborhood

Published On: Nov 16 2012 06:55:17 AM CST
HARTLAND, Wis. -

Police will be patrolling the neighborhood around a Hartland elementary school as students head to class.

Officers armed with assault rifles searched a 3-acre wooded area around Hartland North Elementary Thursday afternoon after two students reported seeing a man in a dark hooded sweat shirt holding a rifle-size weapon. Police Chief Robert Rosch says the two 7-year-old boys heard a loud bang and ran back into the school.

The building was locked down. Officers say they didn't find anything suspicious. Superintendent Glenn Schilling tells WISN-TVĀ it's better to "err on the side of caution."