Kidnapping, robbery suspect found inside Pittsford elementary school gym | Crime
The Pittsford schools were locked down for a brief time Friday afternoon while Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies searched for three men they believed were in the area.
Investigators tell News10NBC one of the three men they were looking for in connection with a kidnapping in Gates and a robbery in Greece was found inside Park Road Elementary School.
Deputies say the kidnapping and robbery led to a police chase that ended near the school. That’s when all Pittsford schools were put in lockdown.
The car sheriff's deputies were chasing was found in the parking lot of the school.
Deputies began a search inside and out and two of the men were caught outside near school grounds. The third man was actually inside the school in the gymnasium. That's where deputies took him into custody. No children were in the gym at that time.
The lockdown lasted about 30 minutes. Parents were allowed to pick up their children around 3 p.m. Friday afternoon.
Parent Dan DeJoy said, “When you drive up to your kid's school and see police cars, policeman with weapons drawn, it's a little nerve wracking. It would have been nice if they had informed us exactly what was going on but I guess they have a process and procedure they have to follow.”
News10NBC’s Amanda Ciavarri is on the scene and will bring you the latest information tonight on News10NBC at 5 and 6.