Sheriff: Report of person with gun inside Gananda Middle School false

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GANANDA, N.Y. (WHEC) — Gananda Middle School was placed on lockdown after a false report of a person with a gun inside the school. All children are safe.

Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputies said someone inside the school sent the false report through several text messages to 911 at 10:55 a.m. The text message claimed a kidnapping involving someone with a gun was taking place inside the school. The Sheriff’s Office said they determined that the report was false and that there was no gun.

After receiving messages about the lockdown at Gananda Middle School, parents showed up in droves.

News10NBC spoke with a family member whose brother was at the school.

"It’s absolutely petrifying because we didn’t know if there was somebody actually in the building or not. And your first thought is where is my brother or my child in the building and where is the person that can potentially be a threat," she said.

Families were eventually allowed to pick up students who were being dismissed one class at a time.

Gananda High School and elementary schools were put on lockout.

The Sheriff tells us one person is in custody. He would not indicate the age of the suspect.

Friday’s incident comes a week after a 17-year-old student at Gananda High School was charged with making a terroristic threat.

Gananda Central School District put out this letter on Friday’s events.