Report of student with gun prompts hold in place at Northern Westchester BOCES campus

Police say it began when a Putnam Valley High School student said she saw a student sitting in a car holding what appeared to be a gun.

News 12 Staff

Apr 19, 2024, 9:21 PM

Updated 29 days ago

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A brief hold in place was called Thursday afternoon at the Northern Westchester BOCES campus in Yorktown after concerns that a student might have had a gun.
Police say it began when a Putnam Valley High School student said she saw a student sitting in a car holding what appeared to be a gun.
There was a delay in the report and by the time the school resource officer was advised, the student had left the campus.
State police and Yorktown police learned he took classes at BOCES in the afternoon. They found the student and learned the item he was holding was a water pistol and not a firearm.
All classes resumed as normal.


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