Bainbridge police cars are parked outside Bainbridge High during Wednesday’s lockdown. (Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review)

Bainbridge police cars are parked outside Bainbridge High during Wednesday’s lockdown. (Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review)

UPDATE | Lockdown called after stranger follows BHS girl into restroom

Bainbridge High was put in lockdown after a suspicious man followed a female student into a restroom in the school’s main building Wednesday afternoon.

The lockdown — which was extended to the nearby schools of Commodore Options and Ordway Elementary — was lifted just after 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Deputy Police Chief Jeff Horn said an unknown man walked into the lobby of Bainbridge High and was loitering near the front office, looking into the display cases.

He then reportedly followed a female student into a restroom.

“She goes into the bathroom; then he follows her in,” Horn said.

But when the man started looking under the stall doors in the restroom, the student quickly left and alerted school staff.

The man didn’t chase after the student, Horn said.

The man, who did not appear to be a student, left the school and was reportedly driving a blue Honda.

A vehicle matching that description was seen going through the roundabout near the high school shortly after, going east toward Highway 305.

Schools in Poulsbo were put on a precautionary lockdown during the incident.

Multiple police units, some from off-island, raced to the school after the report of an unwanted intruder.

Some parents said they had received text messages from their kids at the high school, saying their school had been put on lockdown.

Bainbridge officers also stood by at other island schools as students were released after authorities determined that students were no longer facing a threat.

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