A teenager in Greensburg, Pennsylvania was forced to call police after his sleepwalking led him all the way from home to his middle school. Given recent tension due to the Parkland, Florida school shooting, authorities took the matter very seriously.
Classes were canceled the next day due to security concerns.
The Pennsylvanian teenager called police at 2:30 a.m. when he woke up inside of the school. He is now under investigation by the police for being in school after hours. Police say that the seventh grader was able to get in the classroom by moving a screen out of the way and climbing in through a window -- asleep. He called 911 upon waking up to get him out of the school.
Given the current climate around school safety, the school was forced to close on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Authorities closed Wendover Middle School in Hempfield. The school was checked for weapons because of the Parkland, Florida shooting.
Police declined to name the sleepwalking student, probably due to his minor age. Despite the heavy police involvement in the story, the teen has not been arrested.
His Father Speaks Out
Following the incident, the boy's father was interviewed anonymously, shedding more light on the story. Local radio Y108 from Pittsburgh asked him about what happened to his son.
It turned out that this was not the first time that police had to bring his son home.
"About two years ago, the cops brought him home at 2:30 in the morning. He was found 2.5 miles away from home and he was sleepwalking," said his father during the radio interview.
Even though the boy wasn't arrested, he is facing problems from the authorities. He is in legal trouble, but with his unique case it's not clear who's pressing charges.
"He's a good kid. And he's facing legal troubles for something he didn't even know he did," said the boy's father regarding his son's sleepwalking. "He called 911, the cops brought him home. The school district blew it all out of proportion. They had him on security footage the whole time he was in the school and he did nothing but they closed the school."
Before he made his way to the school, the boy reportedly fell out of a window more than 10 feet high.
"He fell out of a 12-and-a-half-foot-tall window to the ground, and there's marks all over my ground outside of his window from him falling out of it," said the boy's father describing what happened before he sleep walked to the school. "That didn't even wake him up."
He further said that his son is so scared of the dark that he won't go outside of the house at night.