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Threat of gun violence leads to increased patrols

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CRARYVILLE, N.Y. – New York State Police will be patrolling Taconic Hills High School Monday as after the school received a threat of gun violence.

Parents were sent an e-mail Sunday from the Taconic Hills Central School District stating the high school would have an increased police presence due to a threat of gun violence.

Superintendent Neil Howard estimates a quarter of students were not in class on Monday.

State Police say a third party rumor about gun violence left to a post on Facebook. Authorities say no evidence of a credible threat was found.

The threat led to changes in the high school's sports schedule for Monday. The JV game was cancelled and the varsity game is rescheduled for 4 o'clock. However, only parents of players will be allowed to attend.

The e-mail went on to state that the threat was "unsubstantiated," but police will be on scene as a precaution.

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