Teen Enters Hudson Valley Elementary School, Drops ‘Gun’ on Floor
A 19-year-old was arrested after he walked into an elementary school and removed an item that resembled a gun from his jacket.
On Friday at 1:00 p.m., 19-year-old Yechiel Lefkowitz of Spring Valley entered the Elmwood Elementary School in Monesy, walked directly into the main office of the school and told a school secretary that he wanted to show her something, police say.
Lefkowitz is then accused of removing a fake handgun from inside his jacket. He later dropped the gun to the floor. Unconfirmed reports say it was a pellet gun.
Lefkowitz was quickly detained by school employees. Once Ramapo police arrived on the scene he was charged with second-degree burglary, for entering the building without permission with intent to commit a crime, a felony, second-degree menacing, for displaying in a threatening manner what appeared to be a gun, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, for possessing an imitation pistol, misdemeanors.
“At no point was the safety of our students compromised and he was arrested very quickly,” East Ramapo School Board President Yehuda Weissmand state according to ABC. “The young man today never went past the main office and never encountered any students.”