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Police rain on Fort Ham walkout

Police locked-downed Fort Hamilton HS on Friday morning, putting the kibosh on the student-planned walkout in support of arrested art teacher Sabrina Milo — who allegedly made terrorists threats inside the school earlier this month.

At least six police cars and scooters and one undercover car surrounded the main gates of Fort Hamilton on 83rd and 85th streets on Narrows Avenue, blocking entry to the school from anyone other than students and parents — in preparation for a walkout scheduled for noon.

But noon came and went and not one student walked out, and the only sign of support for Milo came from students screaming, “Free Milo!” from the gymnasium windows.

The patrol cars stayed until about 1:30 pm, when all but two left.

Students said the lack of a walkout had nothing to do with the police presence.

“Nobody tried to get out,” said one student. “It just didn’t happen.”

Milo was arrested on April 1 for threatening to smuggle a machine gun under a trench coat into the school to “settle some scores” — a direct reference to the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.

Milo’s attorney, Andrew Stoll, who was at the school for the walkout, insisted the charges against her are unwarranted.

“What she said wasn’t smart, but it also isn’t criminal,” said Stoll. “She never had the intention to coerce or intimidate anyone.”

Milo has continued to receive support from students via a Facebook page made in her honor and has received a number of letters from supporters, which Stoll handed out to the press on Friday.

“Ms. Milo was and will always remain an incredible and kind person,” wrote Tamara Kaloyeva on April 7. “It is not possible for such a kind person who truly cared about her students to ever hurt anyone. “

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