Huntington public schools have lifted a lockdown, put in place Monday morning, because of a report of gunshots at Heckscher Park, a Suffolk police spokeswoman said.
School district superintendent Jim Polansky sent a recorded message to parents Monday after receiving reports from the Suffolk County Police Department’s Second Precinct of “alleged gunshots” at Heckscher Park, located at Prime Avenue and Route 25 A.
“The police are currently pursuing,” Polansky said. “As a precaution, all Huntington schools will be placed into lockout, meaning there will be no entry or exit into the schools until cleared by SCPD. Please do not report to the schools. Further information will be shared upon receipt.”
The police did not immediately provide any details about the incident.
It was not immediately clear if Town Hall and the Huntington Senior Center on Park Avenue had also lifted their lockdown.
Huntington Town Clerk Andy Raia said he was on his way to Town Hall when he received an email at 9:55 a.m. that said “town hall and the senior center were locked down out of an abundance of caution due to a possible shooting in Heckscher Park, as of right now it appears no one was injured.”
Raia said he turned around and went home and has not had another update.
Check back for updates on this developing story.