Seymour Middle School Student Expelled After Activating Active Shooter Alarm

(SEYMOUR) – A Seymour Middle School Sixth Grade Center student has been expelled after admitting to pushing a button that activated an active shooter alarm on Wednesday.

According to Seymour Police, the student was in Principal Linda Luedeman’s office for disciplinary issues when the principal stepped out of the office for a minute. The student saw the button, didn’t know what it was, and decided to push it.

The buttons are normally hidden, but officials were remodeling the room and had put the button on the wall under a cover like a fire alarm.

After the alarm sounded at 3:04 p.m., 19 police officers including members of the SWAT Team responded. The first officer was on the scene in less than two minutes.

It didn’t take long for police to determine that it was a false alarm.