Multiple Schools On 'Lock Out' After Report of Suspicious Man

February 11, 2013 Updated Feb 11, 2013 at 1:36 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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February 11, 2013 Updated Feb 11, 2013 at 1:36 PM EDT

Multiple schools in the KenTon district were put on "lockout" after the Town of Tonawanda police responded to multiple calls about a suspicious man in the area with a gun.

Police say a suspicious individual was seen leaving the Mobil Mart this morning at the corner of Highland and Colvin. The man, who is reportedly between 60 and 70-years-old, was reported by another person who overheard him indicating "it's time to lock and load."

The man was described as a heavy white male with a grey beard, wearing a grey sweatshirt and jeans. He also appeared to have a black hand gun.

Police are still investigating. The man has not been found at this time.

As a precaution, The Hoover Complex, Kenmore West, and Lindbergh were put on "lockout" which lessens the ability for individuals to gain access to the schools.