Long Island school on lockdown after reports of gunman
Nassau County police told ABC7 they received a call about a suspicious man at Elmont Memorial High
School at 555 Ridge Road in Elmont.
Police responded at approximately 8:30 a.m., according to reports from the Daily News.
Aerial video from a helicopter reportedly shows the students in a field
nearby, and police cars on the scene.
Schools Superintendent Ralph Ferrie told NBC the 911 caller identified the man as a student with a suspicious object. Nassau County police added that the caller reported a “lime green gun” sticking out of the person’s backpack.
The superintendent is at the school, according to news reports. The lockdown was reportedly the school’s decision.
News 12 Long Island reportedly was told by a security guard that everything is safe, though the school is still on lockdown.