The man accused of attempting to gain unauthorized entry into Easterly Parkway Elementary School pleaded guilty to a summary charge of public drunkenness on Wednesday.
Shane Valence, 26, was also charged with disorderly conduct and use/possession of drug paraphernalia — both misdemeanors — but those charges were dismissed.
The Centre Daily Times previously reported that Valence had attempted to enter the school on Feb. 23, but was stopped due to the security measures at the school. A witness told police that Valence was running from the school saying someone had been shot.
He was apprehended by police about a block away and was found to be hallucinating about a “shooting and people chasing him.”
A K-9 sweep of the school grounds and immediate areas did not recover any signs that a firearm had been used.
Valence was transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center for treatment.
State College Area Superintendent Bob O’Donnell praised the school’s secretaries for their quick thinking during the incident, as well as the school’s security measures.
“In this instance, our security system worked as planned. However, as always with security matters, our district team will review not only what happened this morning, but also our security measures districtwide,” he said.