The Putnam Examiner

Mahopac High and Middle School Out of Lockdown

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The Mahopac School District held its first day of school Thursday, but that doesn’t necessarily mean things carried on without a hitch.

Both Mahopac High and Middle school were on lockdown after a fleeing suspect was thought to be in the area. The two schools are currently back to normal, according to Mahopac School District’s website, stating police have resolved the situation.

“Our schools are resuming normal operation,” the short message said. “We hope you are having a good first day.”

MHS Principal Dr. Adam Pease also tweeted earlier, “We just got the “All Clear: from law enforcement. Back to business as usual.”

According to an article on, Superintendent of School Dr. Brian Monahan said police called the district to let them know the suspect was caught after he was fleeing on foot in the area. Outer doors were locked but classes went on as usual. Buses dropping students off were allowed on campus and students were dropped off, according to the report.

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