Police: Report of missing juveniles and stolen shotguns prompts ‘lockout’ at all Ogdensburg schools
OGDENSBURG – Ogdensburg city schools were on lockdown this morning following separate reports of two missing juveniles and stolen shotguns that were allegedly taken from a motor vehicle, according to Detective Sergeant Mark Kearns of the Ogdensburg Police Department.
Police were investigating a report of two missing children who "voluntarily" ran away from home when a separate report came in of shotguns being stolen on Pickering Street, Kearns said.“Due to the close proximity of Pickering Street to the Ogdensburg Free Academy, the school administration was contacted and advised of the complaints,” Kearns said. “Both of the runaway juveniles are Ogdensburg City School students.
Even though these two complaints are separate incidents, police and the school district took the precautionary safety measure.
“School administration decided to, and did conduct, a lockout at all city schools, Kearns said.
The police department sent uniformed officers to each city school.
Kearns said the juveniles were quickly located and the lockout was lifted within an hour of its issuance.
The investigation into the theft of the shotguns is ongoing, Kearns said.
Police say they ask anyone with information about the shotgun thefts to contact Ogdensburg police at 315-393-1555 and speak to a member of the Criminal Investigations Unit.
The Ogdensburg Police Department was assisted by the state police and the St Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.