Shotgun scare triggers school lockdown

SINCLAIRVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – A brief lockdown has been lifted at Cassadaga Valley High School in Chautauqua County.

Interim Superintendent Thomas Schmidt tells News 4 the district put a lockdown in place for about a half hour Wednesday morning after someone spotted shotguns in a car outside the high school.

Two students had gone turkey hunting before school began and left their shotguns in the back of a car. No one was ever in any danger, Schmidt says, and the lockdown was put in place only as a precaution.

Administrators will take the appropriate disciplinary action against the students. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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