At 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Southampton High School went on lockdown as part of an unannounced drill that lasted about 18 minutes, Superintendent J. Richard Boyes, Ed.D., said
Dr. Boyes said only four or five people knew about the drill before it happened, to properly test the school's procedures, whether the school was secured, and whether everyone acted as they should. If anyone did not do what they were supposed to, a note was taken so it could be addressed and corrected, he said.
Det. Sgt. Herman Lamison of the Southampton Village Police Department joined the drill, Dr. Boyes said.
A message was sent to parents who subscribe to the school's ConnectED notification system during the drill to let them know what was going on.
On Dec. 18, 2012, just hours after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the high school carried out a lockdown drill that happened to be scheduled that day.
Dr. Boyes said Tuesday that security drills will continue to be conducted frequently.