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Breaking News: MV Schools on Lock Down

Corner of South 5th Avenue and 7th Street [Black Westchester]

Mount Vernon – Several Mount Vernon City School District schools were put on lock-down around 11:20 AM, Tuesday morning, according to school officials. Rebecca Turner Elementary School formerly known as Longfellow Elem. (625 S 4th Ave), Benjamin Turner Middle School formerly known as  Longfellow Middle School (624 S 3rd Ave,), Cecil H. Parker Elementary School (461 S 6th Ave) and Nellie A. Thornton High School (121 S 6th Ave) are among the schools currently on lock-down. While very little details are available, Black Westchester is being told its a Mount Vernon City situation, not a school district situation.

Officials said it involves an armed robbery of a Verizon store in Greenburgh. The suspect’s vehicle tracked entered Mount Vernon. Suspects came in from Dyer Ave onto South 5th Ave and crashed on South 5th and West 7th Street.  Police officers could be seen outside Rebecca Turner with guns drawn. Detectives could be seen moving around inside Rebecca Turner and the other schools.

Around 12:30 PM the schools were downgraded from a lock-down to a lock-in status, where everyone could freely move around inside the schools but no one was allowed in or out of the buildings, BW was informed.

Two suspects have been caught officials are telling BW. How many more are begin sought after is unclear? Pelham PD and County Police were also involved in the search.

At 1:05 PM the lockdown was officially lifted and the schools are back to normal operations. Police have several blocks blocked off.

Stay tuned to Black Westchester for more on this developing story.  Refresh for updates!


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