Elmont Memorial High School (Photo: Facebook)
Elmont Memorial High School (Photo: Facebook)


Authorities have lifted the lockdown at Elmont Memorial High School Tuesday afternoon after police deemed the school safe, Nassau County police said.

During the search of the school, police discovered a toy gun on the property and decided to lift the lockdown around 12:30 p.m., the school and police said.

Police did not say who brought in the toy gun or if anyone had been interviewed.


Nassau County police are investigating a call of a suspicious person at Elmont Memorial High School that came in early Tuesday morning, police said.


The school was put on lockdown as police investigate the call, authorities said. The high school will remain on lockdown until further notice, the school said.

Police received the call around 7:30 a.m., a police spokesman said. He couldn’t elaborate on the investigation.

The Sewanhaka Central High School District superintendent wasn’t available for comment.


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