Jamaica High School phased out in June but it doesn't stop the news media from attributing an intruder incident that happened in the building on December 18 to Jamaica High School.
According to multiple sources, two students who had left the building located at 167-01 Gothic Drive, now housing four schools, earlier in the day and snuck back in wearing ski masks. They had to have kept a door open to get back in and were mistaken for intruders. One of the principals in the building, or maybe all four, put the building on a lockdown where nobody gets in or out until someone recognized that these were students, not intruders, and caught them.
When the lockdown occurred, word reached the press but the media didn't ever bother to find out what particular school the pupils came from. For the benefit of accuracy, the building at 167-01 Gothic Drive now houses Queens Collegiate, Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences, the Hillside Arts and Letters Academy and the High School for Community Leadership but not Jamaica High School. That is four small schools. One report stated the lockdown was at Jamaica High School then erroneously reported there are five small schools in the building without naming them.
We are all grateful that this was not a serious incident but where are the calls now for the schools to be closed because they are unsafe and intruders can easily sneak in?
Why did the press report that this occurred at Jamaica High School when Jamaica High School no longer exists?