Hewlett H.S. lockdown lifted

Student who wrote note identified after anxious morning


The student who wrote the note that was found by a staff member that caused officials to lockdown Hewlett High School on Jan. 18, has been identified, according to Board of Education Trustee Stephen Witt.

"It will be handled appropriately by the superintendent," Witt said.

After the staff member found the note that indicated that a student had a gun, school officials locked the school down. "We followed our security procedures, contacted police and the information was unfounded," said district official Joe DiBartolo.

"The incident occurred at 10:25 a.m. and the lockdown was lifted an hour later," DiBartolo said.

"All students and staff are safe," said District Clerk Barbara Randazzo.

A lockdown is when a school is closed and no one is allowed to enter or leave.

Georgiana Wolfson, the executive director of the Center for Adult Life Enrichment which is located on the north end of the high school’s property, said she and the members were unaware of the lockdown despite it happening so close to their building.