NISKAYUNA, N.Y. – Two local schools were placed on lockdown after police received a report of three individuals with a firearm in the vicinity.
Shortly after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Niskayuna Police were alerted to three individuals at River Road Park carrying what was reported to be a firearm. School officials immediately placed Rosendale Elementary School and Iroquois Middle School into lockout.
At that time, Rosendale had already dismissed for the day. The remaining students at the school were engaged in the Kids Time program, with no disruption to their activities. At Iroquois, at the advice of police, the remaining student buses finished dismissing for the day. Students still at Iroquois after school were dismissed to their parents under the supervision of school staff and the police.
Police have searched the area and are continuing to investigate this report.
At this time, police have advised the district that students in the Kids Time program at Rosendale may be released to their parents on the usual schedule and that Iroquois students returning from the trip to New York City can be released to a parent or another adult.
Staff will be at the schools to make sure that all students leave with an adult. The district will continue to be in contact with Niskayuna Police about this situation, and will use its website and Facebook page to communicate if needed.