As parents anxiously waited outside the school, they got the news that is was all a prank. “We are 99.99 percent it is just a hoax,” an official announced to the crowd.
Jamaica High School in Queens was placed on lockdown over suspected intruders Thursday afternoon, but officials said it turned out to be a group of students who were trying to sneak back in unnoticed after leaving campus.
Two schools were briefly placed on lockdown in Hicksville, Long Island Monday afternoon, after police found and apprehended a man walking outside with a gun to his own head.
Fireworks have been blamed for a scare that included a school lockdown in New Rochelle on Thursday morning.
A lockdown of New Rochelle High School was lifted Thursday afternoon after police received reports of shots fire in nearby Nature Study Woods.
No injuries were reported in the home invasion, which occurred shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday in Gloucester Township.
A mission took off from New York Saturday to bring direct relief to West Africa amid the Ebola virus outbreak.
The shooting took place on Midway Avenue at around 12:46 p.m., police said.
Students and staff were held in a Lower East Side school late Tuesday afternoon, after a shooting nearby.
The stabbing spree that left nearly two dozen students injured in suburban Pittsburgh this week came as a Tri-State Area school district installed what could have been one of the most advanced school security systems in the nation.
A student told a member of the school staff that another student at the school had a gun, police said.
Island Trees School Superintendent Dr. Charles Murphy said no injuries have been reported at the schools in Levittown.
A corrections officer who was guarding a prisoner on the 9th floor was attacked around 10:30 Wednesday morning. He was slashed on the back of the neck.
A Middlesex County school was placed on lockdown Tuesday following reports of gunshots in the area.
Yale University was locked down and under a “shelter in place” order for almost six hours Monday, following the investigation into an anonymous caller’s claim that his roommate was on his way to the campus to shoot people.