NORWICH — Schools in the Taftville area of Norwich were temporarily locked down Thursday morning after there was a report of a man dressed in black who was seen “carrying a long object,” police said.

According to NBC Connecticut, School Superintendent Kristen Stringfellow sent an email to parents that said a staff member at Moriarty Magnet Elementary called 911 around 10:15 a.m. after seeing the man walking toward the building.

Norwich police posted on their Facebook page that a few schools in the Taftville area were in lockdown.

In its original post, police said, “The NPD is checking the area for a male dressed in black last seen in the area of Lawler Lane and Old Canterbury/Canterbury Turnpike carrying a long object," police said.

At 11 a.m. police said, “the schools have resumed regular classes that were in session. The lockdown was lifted and the area was checked thoroughly by NPD members.