UPDATE: Standoff over, Mexico Schools students dismissed safely

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UPDATE: State Police say the standoff along Route 104 in the Town of Mexico has ended. A State Police spokesperson tells NewsChannel 9 the individual was taken to Upstate University Hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Route 104 in the Town of Mexico has reopened.

UPDATE: The State Police cleared the Mexico School District to dismiss students at their regular times. After school activities were cancelled, and some buses were re-routed, delays are to be expected.  Some roads have been detoured and students living in those areas will remain at school, with their families notified. Parents were allowed to pick up children in the usual manner. 

The MACS 2021-2022 Budget Hearing presentation and Board of Education meeting will still be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11. Parents with questions are advise to contact their child’s school.

MEXICO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Mexico Central Schools were on lockout on Tuesday as police negotiated with a possibly armed person in the area.

Oswego County dispatchers told NewsChannel 9 that a person who appeared to be suicidal was possibly armed near the community park.

Police located the individual and negotiated with them.

Dispatchers said there was no immediate danger to the public, but out of precaution, they asked people to shelter in place.

The Mexico Academy and Central School District said morning universal pre-k students at all three elementary schools remained safely in their buildings until the lockout was lifted.

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