False Report Of A Gunman Forces Hudson Valley School Into Lockdown
A local student falsely reported the presence of a gunman at a Chester school today which led to a school lockdown. The lockdown was lifted after Hudson Valley police officers determined there was no threat.
The Times Herald-Record reports the threat was reported by a student approximately 30 minutes before a scheduled lockdown drill. The Chester School District sent an update to their social media pages just after 1 PM Tuesday, stating a 911 call was made and that the police were on location. Both Chester Academy and Chester Elementary were locked down as a precaution. The Washingtonville and Goshen districts put 'lockout' procedures in place to be safe.
The Record goes on to report that more than 100 police officers responded to the incident. Parents were undoubtedly shaken up, many having received word of the lockdown via text message. It is not known at this time why the student made the false claim.