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.