STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. -- State Police in Bath are searching for a suspect who they say stole a car and handgun and was responsible for the lockdown of the school in Avoca.
State Police say a lot of manpower has been spent searching since a report came in of a suspicious person and vehicle around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. They say a young male stole a car in Macedon and a handgun in Penn Yan.
School officials in the area issued a lockdown after the district superintendent said State Police advised him of a suspicious person on the property adjacent to the school. The lockdown was lifted about two hours later.
State Police are continuing the investigation.