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Niskayuna plans school safety forum after high school lockdown

November 06, 2018 04:59 PM

The Niskayuna Central School District is planning to hold a public forum on school safety. This follows a lockdown on Monday at the high school that lasted nearly six hours.

The forum will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The district says parents will be given a synopsis of what happened on Monday. There will also be a discussion of what worked and what could be improved in the future.

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Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr. and the high school administration will be at the forum.

The high school was placed in lockdown around 1 p.m. Monday after a note indicating a threat was found in the school. Students were held in their classrooms while the building was searched. They were finally released around 6:30 p.m. after the all-clear was given.

There was talk of some students having to relieve themselves in buckets and trash cans during the lockdown because they couldn't leave the room they were in.

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