Westwood on Lockdown Due to External Threat

By Keya Sampat, Campus News Editor

Westwood High School went on lockdown due to an external threat that was reported by students to the campus administration at 11:13 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9. Towards the end of Flex Time, Principal Dr. Mario Acosta directed everyone to stay in their Flex block until further notice. An email was sent to parents regarding more information about the lockdown, stating that students and faculty were safe.

“I was unsure of what exactly was going on, but I’m glad that the police handled this situation very fast, and I’m sure it was nothing in the first place,” Sara Sayyar ‘20 said. “I was confused at first because I wasn’t sure who [the police] were looking for, but I’m glad it was resolved fast.”

The lockdown was lifted at 11:27 a.m., and students promptly went to their 6th block classes.