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Barron Trump's Prep School Put on Lockdown Due to Suspicious Truck: NYPD

By Ben Appel | March 13, 2017 3:57pm
 A pickup truck that was reported as suspicious was towed away from the prep school that is attended by the President's son.
A pickup truck that was reported as suspicious was towed away from the prep school that is attended by the President's son.
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UPPER WEST SIDE — The prep school that President Donald Trump's youngest son attends was put on lockdown Monday morning after someone reported a suspicious pickup truck illegally parked out front, authorities said.

Police taped off the Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, where Barron Trump is a student, about 10 a.m. after someone called about the work truck parked in a school zone, according to the NYPD.

Students and faculty were ordered to stay sheltered in the school building on West 93th Street while police conducted their search of the silver pickup truck.

It was not clear if the president's son was in class during the incident.

The silver Chevrolet pickup truck, which bore Indiana license plates, was towed away approximately 45 minutes after police arrived on the scene and determined there was no threat, according to the NYPD.

One student said that he heard helicopters and a dog barking outside after the class was informed that they weren’t allowed to leave the classroom. Teachers said they were not allowed to comment.

A neighbor of the school, Miriam Massin, who was home at the time, says she was restricted from leaving the building because of the suspicious vehicle.

“I’ve been living here for 35 years and nothing like this has ever happened before. I thought that was interesting,” Massin said.

Some parents concerned over safety at the school told Vanity Fair that they feared "some type of Mexican multi-car street abduction" could result from having Trump's son attend the school.

Barron is expected to finish the 2016-2017 school year there. It's unclear if he will return in the fall or attend a school in Washington D.C. to be closer to his father.

School officials declined to comment.