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Schools in Mamaroneck, N.Y. were locked down today after a man with a gun tried to get into Hommocks Middle School, NBC New York is reporting.The unnamed man tried to enter through a side door but was stopped by a campus worker, who then noticed the man was carrying a gun.
The man said he came to the school to retrieve some clothes he left at the school’s pool, according to The Journal News.
He reportedly told the campus worker who stopped him that he had a gun because he works as a security guard.
However, the incident ended peacefully after the campus worker told him he couldn’t be on school grounds with a gun.
“The man made no threats and was described as pleasant,” Lt. Robert Kosiak told The Journal News. “When told he could not remain on school grounds, he immediately left the building.”
Despite the calm resolution, the school still canceled all evening activities and asked parents not to pick up their children until the end of the day.
Police will also reportedly be at the school tomorrow morning.
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