Armed man tries to enter Mamaroneck middle school prompting ‘lockout’: Report

Posted at 4:05 PM, Jan 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-03 23:03:27-05

An armed man reportedly tried to enter a Westchester County middle school with a gun Thursday morning.

According to, at around 11:30 a.m. the man tried to access the Hommocks Middle School through a door leading to the pool area, when he was confronted by a security guard.


(Photo: Hommocks Middle School (credit:

He told the guard he was returning to pick up clothing he forgot over the weekend when the school opened the pool to the public.

When the guard asked for his ID, he noticed the man appeared to be concealing a gun underneath his coat.  When questioned, the man explained that he was also a security guard and had it for work, according to police.

“The man made no threats and was described as pleasant,” Lt. Robert Kosiak told

The stranger left immediately, and the school went into “lockout” mode.

He was described as a fair-skinned male in his 50s with an Irish accent, according to  He was wearing a black North Face jacket and v-neck t-shirt.