The woman who caused a days-long lockout at Johnsburg Central School last week as she acted suspiciously near the school has been the subject of numerous complaints to police in Hamilton County in recent days.
State Police said they have gotten complaints about her approaching people and asking strange questions in North Creek and hamlets of Hamilton County.
Her questions of Johnsburg students about school security and resource officers last week led to a lockout, and numerous police interactions with the woman as she took pictures and videos of people in public places and discussed the terror group ISIS. Some after school events were canceled as a precaution as well.
But no charges have been filed, as police said she has broken no laws.
“She has been interviewed by us on a few different recent occasions in which our trooper responded to a report of a suspicious person in Indian Lake and Long Lake. At this time, we feel as though this woman is not a threat to public safety,” state Trooper Jennifer Fleishmann said. “She has been interviewed at length and nothing indicates to us that she poses any risk to the public. We have spoken to area schools as well to settle rumors and concerns.”
Fleishmann said Tuesday was the last time troopers dealt with the woman.
Warren County sheriff’s officers and State Police in northern Warren County responded to numerous complaints late last week and over Columbus Day weekend, but sheriff’s Lt. Pete DiFiore said his agency dealt with calls about the woman last week, but had not had any in recent days.
Fleishmann said there were concerns that some who were upset about her actions may take the law into their own hands, but anyone taking issue with the woman’s activity should not confront her but call police instead.
The woman has been described as Asian with dark hair, driving a white Ford sport-utility vehicle with Texas license plates. She was believed to be from the Midwest, and has been staying at a motel in the Indian Lake area.