TRUMANSBURG, N.Y. — Police were called to the Trumansburg high school for an incident involving a student Tuesday, an official said.


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A student was dealing with an emotional situation around 9:15 a.m. at Charles O. Dickerson High School at 100 Whig St., Superintendent Michael McGuire said.

He said the high school was put on a “hold-in-place,” meaning students were not allowed to leave classrooms and teachers were assigned tasks for students’ safety.

An officer from the Trumansburg Police Department and the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office were called to the school as a precautionary measure, he said.

McGuire said no other students were in danger.

“We were just really worried,” he said, adding that officials were considering the student’s privacy when the hold-in-place was used.

The incident lasted about 20 to 25 minutes. The student’s parents were called to the school to helped diffuse the situation, McGuire said.

A hold-in-place was not issued at the elementary and middle schools, which are located on the same property but in different building, because officials did not think the student posed a threat.

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