Lockout ends at Poestenkill Elementary

POESTENKILL, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Things have returned to normal after a lockout was issued at Poestenkill Elementary School.

Around mid-afternoon Tuesday, students in the Greenbush Child-Care Program at Poestenkill Elementary School reported seeing a man carrying a weapon at a property adjacent to the school. At the same time, the school experienced a partial power outage, according to the district.

As a result, the school was placed on lockout to monitor and limit who may enter the building.

New York State Police officers spoke with children in the GCC Program and canvassed nearby properties. The district said the canine unit surveyed the area, and police gave the school an “all clear” around 3:45 p.m.

In addition, National Grid said the power outage was due to a blown fure in a transformer.

The district has kept the building closed on Tuesday evening as a precaution but said “all is back to normal.”


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