LEBANON, Missouri- Administrators at Joel E. Barber C-5 school say at about 12:20 pm today they received a report that a suspicious gentleman was sitting across the highway from the school.

They say they had reason for concern and took the precaution of going into lockdown. “The gentleman never crossed the highway onto school grounds,” they explained

As soon as the situation was cleared, staff released students from lockdown. They now believe the man was experiencing a medical emergency.