AUGUSTA — A report of a suspicious man prompted an hourlong lockdown of Cony High School and Farrington Elementary School on Wednesday.

Deputy Chief Jared Mills of the Augusta Police Department said in a news release that the schools, which are near each other on Augusta’s east side, were locked after students reported seeing a suspicious man in the woods.

He said “due to the nature of the male’s reported behavior,” officials locked the buildings as law enforcement searched the area. But the Augusta School Department said on Facebook that “no credible evidence was found” after the police search and the lockdown was lifted.

Lori Gagnon, Cony’s administrative secretary, said the schools were placed on lockdown around noon as a safety measure. Just after 1 p.m., police said on Twitter that the lockdown had been lifted at both Farrington and Cony.