SINCLAIRVILLE – Two students from Cassadaga Valley High School have been suspended after two of shotguns used for hunting were found inside their vehicles while on school property. The discovery of the guns on Wednesday resulted in the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office being called in for an investigation and the school going into lockdown for about 20 minutes.
According to a report in the Post-Journal, the guns were owned by two students who had been turkey hunting earlier in the morning. The guns were left inside the vehicle and someone who was walking by saw them, reported them to the school. Following safety protocol, the school then went into lockdown until authorities could investigate. During the lockdown, all parents and guardians were notified through the district’s phone message system.
According to the report, the students – who’s names were not released – have been suspended and may face further disciplinary action.