Lockdown lifted at Sweet Home High School

Lockdown lifted at Sweet Home High School

  • 0
police light

(News file photo)

Amherst Police lifted a lockdown placed on Sweet Home High School in Amherst Thursday afternoon, after a student reported seeing a person in a vehicle riding around the school with a gun pointed at the building, according to a tweet from Amherst Police.

The lockdown was lifted shortly before 3 p.m., but students were still being released under police supervision.

Donald Feldman, community relations officer for the district, said the lockdown was put in place at 2:10 p.m. after a student reported seeing a man in a vehicle riding around the school with a gun pointed at the school. The entire school was checked with negative results, police said in a statement contained in their tweet.

Police later released a statement saying the student who said she witnessed the incident indicated she had seen a flash and heard a loud noise, but could not definitively say she had heard a gunshot.

A lockdown means no one inside the building was allowed to leave until police gave clearance, Feldman said.

As a precaution, all the other district buildings were placed in lockout, which means no one from outside was allowed to enter, Feldman said.

Amherst Police asked anyone with information about the reported incident to call the department at 689-1311.

Be the first to know

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

School districts across New York State began counting ballots at 5 p.m. Tuesday for the annual vote on school budget proposals and school board candidates. With vote counting still taking place Wednesday afternoon, 24 of 25 budgets had received approval so far. The Cheektowaga Central School District’s $47.2 million budget, which raised spending by 3%, narrowly was rejected. Other

A woman shown on a video berating four juveniles Sunday in North Tonawanda was fired from her job in the North Tonawanda City School District, School Superintendent Gregory J. Woytila announced Friday afternoon. In a statement, the superintendent said: “As many in the community are aware, there was a well-publicized incident on June 14 involving a dispute between two

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


News Alerts

Breaking News