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Fulton County, Greencastle schools on lockdown in wake of shootout

February 08, 2008|By DON AINES

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Schools in Fulton County remained on lockdown for the second day in a row as a man charged with attempted homicide in a Thursday morning shooting has yet to be found.

The Greencastle-Antrim School District was also on lockdown Thursday and today as Pennsylvania State Police continued to look for Gregory Aaron Rouzer, 40, of Harrisonville, Pa.

Rouzer is wanted for the shooting of a man at the man's Sipes Mill Road hoime in Belfast Township at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Police said. The unidentified man was shot in the neck, arm and elbow with a rifle, but state police in McConnellsburg, Pa., said the victim's injuries did not appear life-threatening.

Police said Rouzer went to the man's property armed with a rilfe and that the man, who knew Rouzer, came outside the house armed with a shotgun. There is the possibility that Rouzer was wounded in the exchange of gunfire, police said.

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Thursday and again today "all school in the Greencastle-Antrim School District went on 'lock down' due to an incident in McConnellsburg," according to a statement on the district's Web site. "The person involved in the incident in McConnellsburg may have had connections to our schools," the statement read.

"The police do not feel the school district is at any immediate threat," said Angela Marshall, a spokeswoman for the Central Fulton School District. Police recommended the lock down be continued as a precaution, she said..

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