At 8:15 a.m. Friday morning, the Rye City School District released a statement to parents and the general public.
At 8:15 a.m. Friday morning, the Rye City School District released this statement to parents and the general public:
“Our schools are on a high security alert today. All doors will remain locked during the day and outdoor activities will be limited. This is the result of yesterday’s incident in Mamaroneck where an unidentified male entered the Hommocks Middle School to retrieve a garment in the school’s lost and found. The man was allegedly carrying a gun and was denied entry to the school. We were made aware of this incident approximately an hour after it happened yesterday and our schools went into a high security alert at the time. The Rye Police Department is aware of the incident and we have been in constant communication.”
At Hommocks Middle School yesterday, a man attempted to enter a locked side door at 11:30 a.m. On being asked by a security guard for identification, the guard noticed that the man was armed. The individual explained he was carrying a gun because he worked as a security guard. He was ordered to leave. The man complied, saying he would be back later.
Police are looking for an approximately 50 year-old male, with an Irish accent, wearing a white t-shirt and a North Face jacket.