A gun scare at Hommocks Middle School in Mamaroneck today forced five schools to go into lock down, said Mamaroneck Police Officer Michael Guevara.
Around 11:38 a.m. on Jan. 3, a man walked into Hommocks Middle School, where he was stopped by a school security guard, said Guevara. He told the school guard he left his clothes by the pool area.
The security guard saw what appeared to be a gun on his waistband and asked the man if he had any weapons on him, to which he replied yes, saying he works a security guard, said Guevara. The police report did not state where he worked as a security guard.
The man was then denied entrance and left the building without an issue, telling the school security guard he would return, said Guevara.
The Mamaroneck Police were notified of the incident after he left.
Hommocks Middle School, Mamaroneck High School, Central School, Saints John and Paul School and Murray Avenue were locked down, said Guevara.
The school security guard told police the man was not threating and described him as “pleasant,” said Guevara.
The police did not release any information about the man, saying the incident is still under investigation.
The schools will resume tomorrow like any other school day. There is always a police presence at drop off and pickup times, even before today’s incident, said Guevara.