Blauvelt school hikes security after pellet gun scare
There were extra security guards at South Orangetown Middle School today after an eighth-grade student allegedly pointed a pellet gun at a teacher yesterday, sending the school into an emergency lockdown.
In a letter to parents, Superintendent Ken Mitchell said that the 14-year-old student was in an office with a teacher and another student when he pulled the weapon from his backpack, pointed it at the teacher and then left.
The student fled to the corner of Van Wyck and Blauvelt Road, where he allegedly pointed the weapon at several cars before he was subdued by a retired police officer.
The teen is being charged as a juvenile with attempted robbery, menacing and weapon possession. The case is expected to be taken to family court later this month.
Cops: Blauvelt student pointed pellet gun at cars