BPD on scene at Harvey Austin School on Sycamore. School in lockdown after reports of individual with gun near the school or on the grounds
— Buffalo Police Dept (@BPDAlerts) February 6, 2014
Harvey Austin Elementary school in Buffalo, New York underwent a brief lockdown scare after reports of a gunman on campus came in to local police. After an initial search of the grounds, nothing was found.
After an initial sweep of the Harvey Austin School, nothing suspicious found. Heavy police presence remains with some kids inside school
— WBEN NewsRadio 930AM (@NewsRadio930) February 6, 2014
Here's what you need to know:
1. 20 Cop Cars Responded to the Scene
— TWC News Buffalo (@TWCNewsBuffalo) February 6, 2014
Police responded to the scene and the school was locked down with students inside. A SWAT team and police chopper also responded to the school, reports WIVB.
2. Nobody Was Been Hurt
We have no reports of shots fired or any injuries.
3. The 911 Call Came After 4 P.M.
Someone contacted Buffalo PD with a report of a gunman in the area of the school, which is located on Sycamore street in Buffalo, New York.
4. Parents Tried Force There Way Into the School
Anxious and worried parents were reported to be attempting to enter the school and were blocked off by police.
5. The Might Be a 'False Alarm'
Buffalo School Board President Barbara Seals Nevergold confirmed the report but that it might be a "false alarm," reports The Buffalo News.