GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Glens Falls City School District announced that all school buildings within the district had entered a state of lockout, effective as of around 10:40 a.m. on Monday. The lockout was announced on the district website around noon, and continued through the rest of the day, with regular dismissal times.
The district said in the afternoon that all outdoor after-school activities were canceled for the afternoon. Glens Falls High School sports practices were moved inside the high school building.
The lockout is in response to police presence and response to a bank robbery at the Glens Falls National Bank location on Broad Street. All students and staff are accounted for, with the district’s day continuing as normal. Doors and windows have been secured.
The district’s safety plans require lockout procedures to be put in place in the event of a threat, or potential threat, outside school buildings. People may only enter and exit the building through individual approval by staff members stationed at doors.
The lockout affects all district buildings, including Big Cross Elementary, Glens Falls High School, Jackson Heights, Kensington and Glens Falls Middle School. The district did not indicate whether the lockout would continue into the start of school on Tuesday..
As of Monday afternoon, Glens Falls Police Department were searching for any information regarding the suspect in the robbery at Glens Falls National Bank. The department has released photos of the suspect.