Update, 5:35 p.m.
Bedford Central schools Superintendent Jere Hochman responded to a request for comment from Patch about the decision.
The temporary change, he explained is not due to "any concerns or anything like that.” Rather, the reason for it is to allow for a sense of normalcy to return to the school and to give time to recoup.
The limit does not mean that Fox Lane is being hostile towards the alumni, Hochman explained.
“We love our alumni. Teachers love them."
The limit is only in effect for the current school week and will not apply when holiday break ends, when students return to classes the week of Jan. 7, 2013.
In reaction to the mass shooting at a Newtown, CT elementary school, alumni and former students of Fox Lane High School will not be allowed to return and visit before 2 p.m., this week, the school announced.
"We know you understand and respect our decision to maintain order and safety in our school at this time," the school stated in an announcement posted to its website.
The temporarily restriction will be lifted after students return from holiday break, on the week of Jan. 7, 2013, the school stated.