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What was thought to be a joke eventually became a safety concern the promotion of an elementary school in Pennsylvania to shut down.
Officials at the Neil Armstrong elementary School in Scranton, Pennsylvania, were confused on Thursday morning when they found that the soap had shed by the building. Staff originally thought that it might be a joke but when the head of the school assessed the security of the images, he was concerned.
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An unknown man was seen entering the school, taking of his clothes and spilling Murphy’s Oil Soap on the gym floor, and other parts of the building, WNEP reported.
Scranton police chief Carl Graziano confirmed that the suspect had undressed and had walked “by at least a part of the school without clothes on.”
He said that the officials of the school decided to close for the day of approximately 7 hours, resulting in day out for the more than 600 students.
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“We are dealing with children, it is better to be safe than sorry,” he continued.
The police said that there was no forced entry. WNEP reported Friday morning that the police arrested the suspect, but would not release his identity, pending a psychological evaluation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.