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Officials: Easton Middle School intruder was trying to eat breakfast when apprehended

FORKS TWP., Pa. - An intruder inside Easton Area Middle School Friday morning was apprehended while attempting to eat breakfast, according to a statement issued by the school district Sunday.

The unauthorized person who entered Easton Area Middle School Friday, April 13, has been identified as a 26-year-old female.

District officials said the woman entered the school during first period and attempted to eat breakfast before being apprehended by school police.

According to an earlier statement issued by the district on Friday, school officials put the middle school and Tracy Elementary School students currently housed in the building on a "restricted movement" status while they searched the entire campus as a precaution.

An all-clear was given and the restriction was lifted.

School officials said there does not appear to be any malicious intent for the woman making entry.

They say the woman was unarmed.

"This incident clearly illustrates why students in school must wear an identification tag to school every day," said the statement issued by the school district Sunday. "School officials and police are reviewing all aspects of this incident in order to prevent these circumstances from happening again."

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