NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Schools in Mamaroneck and Rye Neck went into “lock-out” mode Thursday after an armed man tried to get into Hommocks Middle School.
However, officials said that Friday activities and classes will resume “as usual” following the incident that rattled plenty of nerves.
“At no time did the individual seem aggressive. He said that he worked in a security firm and realized it was a bad decision to carry a weapon. He said he would leave school grounds and he did on his own,” Mamaroneck School District Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaps said.
The Mamaroneck School District alerted parents that the “suspicious male attempted to enter the locked side door of the Hommocks Pool entrance.”
With pool door locked, the man went to the main entrance and was then confronted by a campus supervisor, who asked for identification and noticed the man had a gun underneath his coat, CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider reported.