Lockdown at Mamaroneck schools - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

'Suspicious' armed man prompts Mamaroneck schools lockdown

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A man claiming to be a security guard and admitting to carrying a handgun entered the Hommocks Middle School in Mamaroneck, prompting a call to the police and a lockdown of the districts schools.

The man tried getting into a locked side door of the school and then went around to the front entrance and walked into the school.

A campus supervisor walked up to the man. When the supervisor asked the man to provide his ID, he noticed that the suspicious man appeared to be holding a gun underneath his coat.

The man told the supervisor that he worked in the security field and admitted that he was armed with a gun. When told he could not remain on school grounds, the man immediately left the building.

The supervisor then called police.

Officials declared a lockdown at the schools as a precaution. Parents were told to pick up their children at the end of classes.

The district canceled afternoon and evening activities at all of its schools as a precaution.

In a statement, it said that it expected a police presence at schools on Friday.

Communities in the tristate area are exceptionally sensitive to potential threats to school after a gunman forced his way into the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and massacred 20 children and six adults.

  • New York State NewsNew York State NewsMore>>

  • RV offers legal help outside NY, NJ family courts

    RV offers legal help outside NY, NJ family courts

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:09:22 GMT
    A new assistance program in New York and New Jersey seeks to help parents settle child support battles.
    A new assistance program in New York and New Jersey seeks to help parents settle child support battles.
  • Hurricane Cristobal to move toward north Atlantic

    Hurricane Cristobal to move toward north Atlantic

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-08-28 11:11:47 GMT
    Hurricane Cristobal is expected to move rapidly toward the north Atlantic, staying away from Bermuda and passing south of Nova Scotia. The hurricane's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 75 mph (120 kph) with no significant change in strength forecast over the next two days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Cristobal is centered about 285 miles (460 kilometers) northwest of Bermuda and is moving northeast near 29 mph (46 kph).
    Hurricane Cristobal is expected to move rapidly toward the north Atlantic, staying away from Bermuda and passing south of Nova Scotia. The hurricane's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 75 mph (120 kph) with no significant change in strength forecast over the next two days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Cristobal is centered about 285 miles (460 kilometers) northwest of Bermuda and is moving northeast near 29 mph (46 kph).
  • Metro-North safety practices faulted

    Metro-North safety practices faulted

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:07:45 GMT
    The Metro-North Railroad has sacrificed safety for on-time performance, according to a report released Wednesday by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority panel. The report echoes an assessment conducted this year by the Federal Railroad Administration, which investigated after a string of Metro-North accidents including a December 2013 derailment that killed four riders in the Bronx.
    The Metro-North Railroad has sacrificed safety for on-time performance, according to a report released Wednesday by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority panel. The report echoes an assessment conducted this year by the Federal Railroad Administration, which investigated after a string of Metro-North accidents including a December 2013 derailment that killed four riders in the Bronx.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices