Earlier today Westmere Elementary School was placed in a brief lockout at the direction of the Guilderland Police Department due to an investigation they were conducting at Crossgates Mall.
During the lockout, students and staff continued with normal school activities; however, no one was allowed to enter or leave the building. At no time were students or staff in any danger.
The Guilderland PD has since lifted the need for the lockout and dismissal will happen at 1:50 p.m., as usual.
The Guilderland Central School District would like to thank the Guilderland PD for its prompt attention to this situation and its continuing partnership in keeping GCSD students and staff safe.