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Entire School District in Westchester County Closes Friday Amid Unspecified Police Search

An entire school district in Westchester County has been closed for the day because of unspecified "ongoing police activity," officials say. 

A statement on the Irvington Union Free School District reads simply, "Due to the ongoing police activity, and in the interest of the safety of all students and staff, the Irvington Schools will be closed today, Friday, September 8." 

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According to Lohud, a man was apprehended in Ardsley after cops got reports about a possible emotionally disturbed armed person near Cyrus Field Road. Police did not provide additional details. 

It appears the school district had initially called for a two-hour delayed opening, but later opted to cancel classes for the entire day. 

It comes three days after students at the district's four schools -- Dows Lane Elementary, Main Street, Irvington Middle and Irvington High -- returned to class for the new academic year. 

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