Corning high school back in session after temporary lock down

Mar 21, 2016 4:33 PM by News Staff

Scary moments for students at Corning High School Monday morning as reports of gunmen sent the school into lockdown.

Students, staff, and parents were on-edge this morning as they scrambled to learn details of the lockdown.

Corning High School’s assistant principal told us, an anonymous report came into the office around 8:50 of two subjects carrying rifles near campus.

School administration contacted the police department, who then contacted other local law enforcement agencies to assist with the lockdown and road closures surrounding corning high.

An automated call went out to parents, notifying them of the lockdown at the school, which had them on high alert. Misti Reeves, a parent of a student at Corning High School, was one of the ones notified.

“I texted my son and said please let me know you're safe and he said he's fine and that helped a little bit,” she said.

Officers from various agencies went classroom-to-classroom, checking for possible gunmen and making sure all students and staff were safe.

No injuries were reported and no arrests were made as so far, the anonymous report has gone unfounded.

The lockdown was lifted within an hour-and-a-half. Parents are being advised to pick up their children early.


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