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Penn Yan schools enter lockout after person reports teen with gun

Police have provided an update on a threat that prompted Penn Yan schools to enter hold in place and lockout protocol yesterday.

On Tuesday, May 31, officers were called to Maple Avenue by School Drive after a passerby reported they saw a teen male in a backyard of a residence carrying a firearm.


The Penn Yan Central School District was notified of the complaint and went into hold in place protocol.

Officers checked the area and spoke to several neighbors, and none reported seeing anyone with a gun. Officers also met with bus garage staff who did not see anyone.

Officers from the Penn Yan Police Department and Yates County Sheriff’s Office searched the area of the schools. The Sheriff’s Office determined the suspicious item was in fact an airsoft gun, not a real weapon, according to a Facebook post from the district.

Dismissal from schools occurred as usual. Officers stood by all three schools during dismissal as a precaution.

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