The Pinehurst Police Department responded to Pinehurst Elementary School after reports of a suspicious individual around campus during dismissal on Monday, Sept. 12.
Once on scene, officers encountered and apprehended an unarmed white male in his early 20s, said the police department in a news statement. The individual appeared to be having a mental health crisis and was taken to the hospital for further care.
The individual did not make entry into the school and no injuries were reported.
“The Pinehurst Police Department would like to thank the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, Moore County Schools Police Department, and the staff and parents of Pinehurst Elementary for being aware of their surroundings and for taking immediate action,” said the police department.