Sharon Springs school locked down after nearby bank robbed

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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— Officials instituted a lockdown at Sharon Springs Central School today after the bank across the street was robbed.

Schoharie County Sheriff Tony Desmond said state police are handling an investigation into a robbery at the NBT Bank on Main Street in the village.

Troopers at the Cobleskill barracks were unable to release details Wednesday evening and referred questions to the Troop G press office. It was unclear immediately whether any suspect description had been developed.

Desmond said it was his understanding there were no injuries in the robbery.

He said the robber made reference to a weapon before leaving the scene and was believed to remain on the loose.

Desmond said helicopters were brought in for a search following the incident.

The Sharon Springs school, which is situated directly across the street from the bank, posted a notice on its website informing parents they were told to lock the school down around 12:20 p.m. The notice said the school was locked down throughout the day but police told officials they could carry on with regular school activities.

The district canceled girls and boys’ modified basketball games for the afternoon, as well as all other afterschool activities.

A room was designated for students needing supervision up to 4 p.m., when a late bus was made available, according to the district.

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