UPDATE May 8, 2012 – According to a police report, the police activity in the vicinity of Gelinas Junior High was a search for a suspect who had attempted to burglarize a home in the area. The Suffolk County Sixth Precinct's school resource officer informed the school district of the police activity, and the school district then decided to implement a lock-out.
Gelinas Junior High and Setauket Elementary were on lock-out on Monday due to police activity in the area, the second time within the span of a week that Three Village schools responded to police activity by going on lock-out.
Initially, a spokeswoman for the Three Village Central School District on Monday confirmed that was on lock out for approximately one and a half hours due to police activity in the area.
Interim superintendent Neil Lederer later said was also on lock-out Monday after a nearby home was robbed and a suspect fled on foot through the community.
"It was purely precautionary," Lederer said. Nobody was in danger. We have to do this from time to time."
The school spokeswoman said the school was on "lock out," not "lock down," meaning classroom activity proceeded as normal within the school while no one was allowed inside the building during that time.
Last week, Ward Melville High School and Arrowhead Elementary were on lock-out as police chased down four suspects in a residential burglary. They were eventually .