SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Police say At approximately 11:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, district officials were instructed by police to put Mohonasen High School into lockdown. This came after police had received information about an unspecified threat against Mohonasen High School.
As a cautionary measure, all buildings on the Curry Road campus, including the bus garage, were placed on lockdown.
During a lockdown, students, teachers and all staff remained in lockable classrooms and offices. All doors and windows were closed and locked. No one was allowed into the building and no one may move about the building. No communication was allowed, which means calls cannot be accepted by or made from the school.
State and Rotterdam police officers followed the safety protocol of a threat and ultimately determined it was safe to release the school from lockdown. The lockdown was lifted at approximately 1:15 p.m.
An abbreviated schedule was developed to ensure all students were able to have lunch.
During the requirements of a lockdown, the polling site for the Democratic Primary was closed until the lockdown was lifted. The site has now reopened.
Police say there was an anonymous phone call made threatening to shoot up the school.