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Man near Castle Shannon school not a criminal, police say

| Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, 12:00 p.m.

There is nothing to indicate that a man seen Friday near Myrtle Elementary School on Pine Avenue in Castle Shannon was involved in any criminal activity, police Chief Kenneth M. Truver said.

The man -- described as white, about 20 years old, with brown curly hair, dark shorts and a Red Hot Chili Peppers shirt -- was walking along a fence near the playground about 1 p.m. when a student asked who he was, Truver said.

The children fled to get a teacher when the man replied that it was none of her business, the chief said. The man loitered near a hole in the fence before a teacher told him to leave, which he did, using a trail through a wooded area adjacent to Mt. Lebanon Golf Course, Truver said.

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