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Pelham schools placed on lockout due to report of disturbed person; PMHS and PMS students also hold in place for medical emergency


All Pelham public schools were placed on lockout Tuesday due to “a police report of an emotionally disturbed individual in Pelham Heights,” while, in an unrelated incident, middle and high school students had to hold in place so a staff member could receive medical treatment, according to an email from the school district.

“PMHS students who are currently off campus should return to school and enter through the main entrance to the high school or middle school,” said the email on the lockout sent at 1:30 p.m. “Please know that our students and staff are safe at this time, and this protocol is being enacted out of an abundance of caution.”

During a lockout, classes continue but visitors are not allowed into the building, and students and staff can’t leave until dismissal. A hold-in-place is when students and staff are not allowed out of classrooms while teachers continue teaching. In today’s incident, the hold was to allow emergency medical personnel access they needed to provide care to the staff member, said the email.

As the hold was in place, a one-car accident occurred at Pelhamdale and Colonial avenues.

“While some students who were congregated outside of the high school witnessed the accident, none were involved,” said the school district’s email.

A school district spokesman said he could not comment on the staff member who needed treatment. However, an individual was transported from the school by an ambulance.


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