BAY RIDGE – Fort Hamilton High School was placed in a self-lockdown after unconfirmed reports of a person with a gun. Though the investigation is ongoing, there is no active shooter in the building, the NYPD confirms.
The NYPD is on scene at Fort Hamilton HS in #Brooklyn due to an unconfirmed report of a possible person with a firearm. There is NO active shooter. The investigation is ongoing an we will update when more info is available. pic.twitter.com/VZmzcB8pLG
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 13, 2017
Police arrived at the high school around 10:24 a.m, authorities confirm. Sal Albanese, who ran for mayor in November, tweeted that his daughter, a guidance counselor at the school, called him about a lockdown.
My daughter called to tell me Ft Hamilton HS is on lockdown supposedly there’s a student with a gun on first floor! The staff has been told to lock their doors & not leave their rooms.
— Sal Albanese (@SalAlbaneseNYC) December 13, 2017
We will keep you updated as the story develops.