Ashburn's Discovery Elementary School was placed on secure-the-building status Nov. 25 after a report of a suspicious man nearby, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
A resident reported seeing a male carrying what appeared to be a firearm around 9:22 a.m. in the 44000 block of Grace Bridge Drive near Michener Drive in Ashburn.
The subject was described to authorities as a white man with short hair who was wearing a camouflage jacket. He was reportedly walking toward a wooded area near a bank and the school.
Staff placed the school on secure-the-building status as a precaution as LCSO deputies searched the area.
Authorities did not locate the subject and say external surveillance video from nearby businesses did not capture any suspicious activity.