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Lockdown lifted at Albion schools

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 May 2013 at 3:30 pm

ALBION – Albion Central School was in lockdown this afternoon when a parent in a domestic dispute called to report a possible threat.

The school was told the parent of a student might arrive on campus with a gun. That prompted the schools to lock all doors at about 1:35 p.m. The lockdown was lifted at about 2:15 p.m. when police had the suspect in custody off-site.

Police officers were quickly on scene after the initial call to secure the perimeter of the campus, said Michael Bonnewell, the district superintendent. Village police, state troopers and the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department all assisted the school.

“Our law enforcement people were here immediately,” Bonnewell said. “The response was incredible.”

The school hasn’t cancelled after-school activities.