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Katonah-Lewisboro Schools Go Through Morning Lockout Over Missing Suspect

Katonah-Lewisboro schools, such as John Jay High School, were in a lockout on Tuesday morning due to a suspect search in nearby Cortlandt.
Katonah-Lewisboro schools, such as John Jay High School, were in a lockout on Tuesday morning due to a suspect search in nearby Cortlandt. Photo Credit: File Photo

LEWISBORO, N.Y. --  Katonah-Lewisboro schools initiated lockouts on Tuesday morning in reaction to a suspect search by police, Superintendent Andrew Selesnick announced in an email to community members.

"We are advised by the Lewisboro Police that the NYS Police are searching for a wanted person who was last seen overnight in the Cortlandt area," Selesnick wrote in his initial email announcing the decision. "This lockout was initiated in consultation with the Lewisboro Police Department and out of an abundance of caution."

A lockout does not entail changing routines inside the schools, however.

"In a lockout situation, school continues as normal inside, but access in and out of the building is strictly limited," Selesnick wrote.

The superintendent announced that the lockout was lifted in an email sent out early Tuesday afternoon, citing a change in the search for the suspect.

"We have now been advised by the Lewisboro Police that the situation in Cortlandt has changed and that a lockout in our own schools is no longer necessary."

Information about the Cortlandt manhunt can be found in Daily Voice's previous coverage.

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