Gloversville High School goes into lockout after threat
GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. - A lockout was initiated at Gloversville High School Wednesday morning in response to a perceived threat that was reported to residents on Monday.
Gloversville High School was notified that a female student was harassed online via social media platform Snapchat in a way that potentially threatened her safety and that of others while at school. Police investigated the threat and determined that it is not credible.
The school says the lock out on Wednesday morning lasted approximately one hour with heightened awareness at each of school building. A police presence will remain at all school buildings through early afternoon, but the district lifted the lock out on advice of the Gloversville Police Department. All classes and activities remain as scheduled.
The school website states a police presence was at the school on Monday, as well, having officers walk through the hallways to help ensure students' safety.
"We have a strong partnership with the Gloversville Police Department, and we appreciate their efforts as we continue to work together to assure the safety of all our students," said Superintendent Michael Vanyo.
A police investigation into the incident is ongoing.
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