The Wilbur H. Lynch Literacy Academy was placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon while emergency medical responders tended to a sick student.
The call originally came in for a child not breathing at the middle school, and emergency crews responded to the scene in full force, according to Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps (GAVAC) operations manager Mickey Swartz.
It turned out that the child was just not feeling well, Swartz said. However, the school was placed on lockdown so emergency responders could move freely through the halls without the interference of students.
“The staff did a good job putting the school on lockdown and clearing out the hallways,” Swartz said.
Susan Stoya, director of secondary instruction, said it is the district’s policy that whenever a student or staff member needs medical attention, to place the building on lockdown so students won’t either become upset while observing the scene or get in the way.
“The protocol is to clear the environment,” Stoya said.
Stoya would not reveal the identity or grade level of the student.
The male student was taken by ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital for evaluation. Swartz said his condition was not life threatening.
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