A gunman identified as a former New York City police officer is in custody after the superintendent of schools in South Orangetown, N.Y., wrestled him to the floor of his office, the Westchester Journal News is reporting.
Responding officers used a shotgun to disable the the door lock.
No one was injured, the News said.
A security officer at South Orangetown Middle School alerted police at 11:30 a.m., but when they arrived they found that Ken Mitchell, 54, had the suspect pinned down, the Journal News said.
“He showed incredible bravery,” said Orangetown Supervisor Thom Kleiner.
Peter Cocker, 37, was arraigned Tuesday on six felony charges, including second-degree kidnapping, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, criminal use of a firearm, burglary, and coercion.