PELHAM — The school day returned to normal quickly following a lockdown Wednesday morning at Pelham Memorial School.
In an alert message sent by school Superintendent Bill Furbush at 11:39 a.m. Wednesday, it was reported that a student made a threat at the middle school located at 59 Marsh Road.
Pelham police Lt. Anne Perriello said the report of the threat was radioed from the school resource officer to an on-duty patrolman about a half-hour to 45 minutes prior to the alert message sent out by the superintendent.
Perriello said the male student made a threat out loud, and based on what he said, police responded. As a cautionary procedure, a search was initiated but "no items of concern" that could have potentially hurt someone were discovered, Perriello said, adding the student left the premises and the parents were notified.
Police would not identify or give the age or grade of the student.
Perriello said police presence remained at the school all day to help put students and parents at ease.
Furbush also did not give any additional details about the threat in his statement, but commended the swift response from school administration and Pelham police.
"Working collaboratively, school officials and police were able to determine this was not a credible threat," Furbush said in his statement.
Furbush added that administrators at both elementary and high schools in town also enacted lockdown procedures swiftly in order to keep students at those facilities safe as well.
"The students need to be commended as well for their great response," Furbush said.
Perriello said life has definitely changed when it comes to maintaining school safety.
"But the school is safe," she said, "and there is no immediate threat to anyone for the remainder of the school year."
Students in grades six, seven and eight attend the middle school.