Police: Call for person possibly with gun near Westbury school appears to be 'unfounded'

Officers had their guns drawn near a Nassau BOCES school following the call that came in at 1 p.m.

News 12 Staff

Mar 20, 2024, 7:09 PM

Updated 29 days ago

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Police responded to reports of a person possibly with a gun Wednesday afternoon on Cantiague Lane in Westbury.
Officers had their guns drawn near a Nassau BOCES school following the call that came in at 1 p.m.
Police say the reports appears to be unfounded.
Nassau BOCES officials said in a statement to News 12, "Due to a possible threat in the neighborhood, Nassau BOCES Career Preparatory High School and the Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center (which houses Barry Tech and our preschool program) were on lockout this afternoon at approximately 1:30 p.m. Law enforcement responded, and the lockout has been lifted. There was no incident within the buildings. There was a delay in dismissal, so students will arrive home later than usual."


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