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Update – 11:30 a.m.

The Shelter in Place at Columbia High School has been lifted. The investigation has been completed and police have indicated the district can resume normal school operations.

Columbia will complete the school day with a modified bell schedule and dismiss at its regular time.

All students will be served lunch.

The school campus is now open.

Update – 10:50 a.m.

All students and staff continue to Shelter in Place and are safe. School staff and police are continuing their investigation.

Additionally, the district has become aware of inaccurate information on social media regarding the Shelter in Place. No weapons have been found in the high school.

The school campus remains closed.

Original Post
Thursday, March 3, 2022 – 10:00 a.m.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. this morning, Columbia High School implemented a Shelter in Place after two bullets were discovered in a bathroom near the school cafeteria. Police have responded and are investigating in coordination with school security and the School Resource Officer who is an East Greenbush police officer.

All students and staff will remain in their 3rd period classes during the Shelter in Place until the district is advised by police to resume normal activity. In accordance with district safety plans, the school campus is closed and no one may enter or leave the building.

The district will provide updates as they become available.

Learn more about the district’s Emergency Procedures.