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Gun scare at Staten Island high school​ leaves kids and parents terrified.

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A report of a someone with a gun inside the boys' locker room but the high school under lockdown for two hours.
A report of a someone with a gun inside the boys' locker room but the high school under lockdown for two hours. PHOTO: JOHN DOOLEY.

Manor Heights, Staten Island- Dozens of police and fire personnel rushed to Susan Wager High School early this afternoon after receiving reports of someone possibly with a gun inside the school.

Police say they received a call around 12:30 PM from a male caller stating that a student overheard another student mention that there was a gun in the boys’ locker room.

After school officials became aware of the situation, they immediately put the school on lockdown.

A report of a someone with a gun inside the boys' locker room but the high school under lockdown for two hours.
A report of a someone with a gun inside the boys’ locker room but the high school under lockdown for two hours. PHOTO: JOHN DOOLEY.

NYPD officers from the local precinct, the Strategic Response Group (SRG) and the Emergency Service Unit (ESU) responded to the school to help search for any threat inside.

At around 2:30 PM, the NYPD deemed the school safe and determined that the threat was unfounded; the lockdown was lifted and students were allowed to leave the school, many of them rushing to meet their parents who had been waiting outside.

Police did not say if they had determined the identity of the male caller who reported the threat, or if they believe the call was malicious.

The New York Post reported that since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, the FBI has received at least 40 threats against schools in the NYC region.

A report of a someone with a gun inside the boys' locker room but the high school under lockdown for two hours.
A report of a someone with a gun inside the boys’ locker room but the high school under lockdown for two hours. PHOTO: JOHN DOOLEY.