Niskayuna High School Lockdown Lifted

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6:30 pm  Update... After their check of Niskayuna High School, the Niskayuna Police have now determined that students can be released and the School has begun the dismissal procedures

3:50pm UPDATE:

This is an update on the situation at Niskayuna High School today, Monday, Nov. 5. It is 3:50 p.m.

Niskayuna Police are continuing their procedures to check the building room-by-room, which must take place prior to releasing students. Given the size of the high school, we want to let you know that this is going to take some time. We do not currently have an estimate of how long.

As a reminder, parent vehicles are not allowed on campus at this time.

We will provide updates as they are available, including dismissal procedures once it has been determined that students can be released, through e-mail, text, phone and the website.

There are no afterschool or evening activities at the high school or the middle schools today. The middle schools have dismissed on a normal schedule, but there are no late middle school buses.

We understand that this is a frustrating situation, and we thank you for your patience and cooperation.

More updates will be posted HERE.

Statement from Niskayuna Schools:

"This is an update on the situation at Niskayuna High School. It is 2:20 p.m.

Dismissal will be delayed today and there will be no afterschool student activities at the high school or at the middle schools today. There will be no middle school late buses.

The high school remains on lockdown in response to the note found today. The police are there checking each classroom, which needs to take place prior to initiating dismissal.

Per our procedures and the advice of police, students will not be dismissed while the high school is on lockdown and the police investigate. Parents should not come to the campus.

We will provide an update on high school dismissal procedures as soon as possible via this e-mail address, text and the website. Middle school will use normal dismissal procedures today."

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