Bags inspected before students enter Glens Falls middle, high schools

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It took Glens Falls Middle School and High School students a little bit longer to get to class Thursday. School officials are now instituting bag checks following two incidents in the past week.

Students now have to place their bags on a table at the entrance. That’s where a staff member will search the bag before a student can bring the building.

This is in response to a lockdown Wednesday. That happened after what appeared to be a real gun fell from a student’s backpack in the middle of a busy hallway — causing a scary scene for students and staff.

NewsChannel 13 was first to report this and show you the picture of what turned out to be a replica toy gun.

This isn’t the only incident since school started just a week ago. The high school went into lockout on Sept. 8, and school leaders issued a shelter-in-place order for the middle school. It started with a student acting out, and it ended with an altercation between that student and school officials.  During that altercation, a BB gun fell out of the student’s bag.

No one was hurt in either incident and the school is taking disciplinary action against those students.

Parents are encouraged to attend a safety meeting Friday at the high school, where the superintendent will go over all the safety updates.