On November 30, 2018, at approximately 1:50 p.m., the Manassas Park Police School Resource Officer received information of a possible suspicious person walking away from Cougar Elementary School carrying something, possibly a weapon.
Manassas Park Officers, assisted by Prince William County Police, immediately responded to the area and conducted a thorough security check of the school grounds and surrounding wooded areas. No one, matching the description provided, was located or identified during the search.
Once authorities were confident the school, grounds, and surrounding area were secure, normal activities and operations resumed without incident.
As a precaution, officers remained on campus throughout the day and during student dismissal.