ITHACA, N.Y. – Ithaca High School went on lockdown Thursday morning after reports of a suspicious incident, police say.

Ithaca Police Public Information Officer Jamie Williamson said  IPD responded to the high school at 9:37 a.m. Students were on lockdown for over an hour until it was lifted just before 10:45 a.m.

Zoltan Gombas, a senior at IHS, said he was not allowed into the parking lot when he arrived at school just before 9:30 a.m.

Williamson could not confirm the cause of lockdown.

“I can only confirm that we are currently investigating reports of a suspicious incident at the school,” he said.

A student at the school when the lockdown happened said his entire class hid inside a small closet for more than an hour while police investigated.

The class came out of the closet around 10:40 a.m. when the school transitioned into a shelter in place. He said Principal Jason Trumble announced a short time later that IPD found no “credible threat” on campus.

This is a developing story. 

Featured image by Alyvia Covert.

Alyvia Covert

Alyvia is a Crime Reporter with The Ithaca Voice. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Journalism and Photography.