HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A lockdown at Hamden High School has been lifted after a student was “making basketball type moves” towards a staff member Thursday morning.
Just after 7:00 a.m., Hamden police met with Hamden High Principal Nadine Ganon regarding an altercation between a staff member and a student inside of the school. Principal Ganon informed the officer that she had placed the school in lockdown as a result of the altercation, and advised officers that the person responsible was still inside the building.
Police spoke with the staff member, who said she was walking in a hallway when she heard someone running towards her. The staff member told officers that the male student had “raised his fist”, as if to punch her. Police said the staff member then quickened her pace to get away from the student, and immediately told other staff members about the incident.
Further investigation revealed that the student was running in the hallway, “making basketball type moves”. When the staff member turned around, the teen was “making believe that he was dunking a basketball”, according to a news release from Hamden police.
Hamden High School students were diverted away from the high school to Hamden Middle School during the lockdown, which lasted about 40 minutes..The lockdown was lifted by 8:00 a.m., and Hamden High School students were returned to the building to resume their school day.