Dutchess BOCES locked down after student found with gun

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HYDE PARK – Multiple police agencies responded to the BOCES CTI school this morning for a report of a trespasser, possibly armed, on school property.  The BOCES campus was locked down while police responded.

Hyde Park Police Chief Robert Benson said the original report of the trespasser came in at 11:22 a.m. and responding officers were updated that the male individual was possibly in possession of a gun.

Hyde Park Police, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office deputies, and New York State Troopers responded and encountered the male student in the building, and took him into custody at gunpoint.

The student was in possession of an Airsoft-type weapon.

The investigation is ongoing and the Hyde Park Police Department are being assisted by BOCES administration, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, and the State Police.

Dutchess County BOCES posted the following update on its website:
“Thank you for your cooperation during today’s campus incident. Today, June 9, 2022, Dutchess BOCES was notified and it was reported that there were weapons on campus.

Law enforcement was immediately notified and the emergency responders attended to the situation promptly. All students and staff are safe. For the safety of everyone on campus, the lockout was kept in place during normal student dismissal.”