Worried parents, community members surround Chicopee Comp. H.S.

Hampden County

Chicopee Comprehensive High School was locked down and evacuated because of a report of a suspicious person Friday afternoon.

The high school students were just released from the school. Chicopee police spokesman Mike Wilk told 22News no one was hurt and students and faculty are safe.

Chicopee Comprehensive H.S. was locked down at 1:50 p.m., 18 minutes before the school was supposed to end.

Wilk added that the school was placed on lockdown after a report of a suspicious person. He couldn’t provide any further details about the individual, besides being dressed in all black.

22News spoke to a Chicopee Comprehensive H.S. soccer coach who rushed to the school after hearing the school was locked down. Parents flooded the area of the school ones news about the evacuation surfaced.

“I got a text saying there was a situation so obviously my immediate thought was my players and the other coaches that are in the school actively,” said Coach Erich Leaper. “But as soon as I got here, I came to the realization that it’s not just about them it’s about everybody in the building.”

Wilk told 22News police instructed parents to reunite with their children at Lambert Lavoie Elementary School, just behind the high school they were evacuated from.

Wilk said police are following a specific procedure to get all the students and faculty out safety.

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