OSWEGO, NY Ã¢â‚¬â€œ City police are continuing to investigate a report of a man with a gun inÃ‚Â the area of Leighton Elementary and Oswego High schools earlier today (Dec. 8).
At approximately 12:15 p.m., officers of the Oswego Police Department were alerted by the School Resource Officer at Oswego High School that a man was reportedly observed on Buccaneer Boulevard in possession of what appeared to be a handgun.
The witnesses further observed the male enter a vehicle parked on Buccaneer Boulevard.
Additional officers responded to the area where they located the suspicious vehicle and subsequently identified several individuals at the scene.
A subsequent on-scene investigation determined that one of the males had been in possession of a BB gun.
At this time, no charges have been filed.
But, the investigation is ongoing.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I would like to thank the Oswego City Police Department for its quick response. One of our students had seen a suspicious vehicle, reported it to a teacherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s aide who in turn notified School Resource Officer Dan Chamberlain,” Superintendent Bill Crist Said. “Police responded immediately, investigated and discovered a BB gun in the vehicle.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The schools were immediately locked down and there was no attempt to enter the buildings, the superintendent stressed.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“At no time were any of our students or staff in danger,” Crist said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Once again the relationship between the Oswego City Police Department and the Oswego City School District allows for cooperative and efficient action when needed.Ã¢â‚¬Â
According to Police Chief Michael J. Dehm Jr., Ã¢â‚¬Å“The initial response of our officers and the immediate identification of the individuals involved in todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s incident can be attributed to the great working relationship that the Oswego Police Department has with the Oswego City School District. We are consistently working together to provide a safe educational environment for the students and staff.Ã¢â‚¬Â