BREAKING UPDATE: No student with gun found at Fort Hamilton High School

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.

 Image via Mcyankee24 - Citizen

Image via Mcyankee24 - Citizen

The 68th Precinct tweeted at around 11:30 a.m. that there was no “active shooter” at the school.

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.