Police officers from the 68th Precinct are currently searching Fort Hamilton High School (8301 Shore Road) for a student reportedly in possession of a firearm.
Reports about the armed student started flooding Citizen, a phone application that aggregates 911 calls, at around 10:30 a.m. The suspect is described as 5’10” and wearing a gray hoodie, black backpack and possibly a black mask.
As of 11 a.m., the school was on a soft lockdown and police officers have established a perimeter around the school. Officers from the NYPD’s Strategic Response Group and Emergency Service Unit are on the scene and searching for the student.
This story is developing and will be updated.
UPDATE 12:19 P.M.: City Council-elect Justin Brannan issued a statement on the incident via Facebook:
“Regarding situation at Fort Hamilton HS: As per City Hall, a student is in custody, no one was one hurt, and no shots were ever fired. Lockdown was done out of an obvious abundance of extreme caution. More info as I receive. Thank you to NYPD, ESU and all teachers and staff,” Brannan said.
UPDATE 1 P.M.: The NYPD stated that no one has been taken into custody as a result of the incident and an investigation is still ongoing.
This article originally appeared in the Brooklyn Reporter.