Alleged threat at Herkimer CSD prompts increased police presence

Police are investigating the alleged threat.

Posted: Apr 9, 2019 9:53 AM
Updated: Apr 9, 2019 2:45 PM

HERKIMER, N.Y. -- There is an increased police presence at the Herkimer Central School District Tuesday as a precautionary measure after a threat investigation on Monday.

The superintendent says other than the heightened police presence, the district is operating normally. 

Police are investigating the alleged threat. 

He says there is no belief from the district or law enforcement that there is a threat to the school.

The district website says on Monday, the district was informed that "a threatening statement had allegedly been made against the Jr./Sr. High School. The alleged threat was reported to the Herkimer Village Police Department and investigated on Monday. While Monday's investigation found no evidence to support the allegations, the district takes the safety of its students and staff very seriously. School buildings are secured while school is in session, and all students and visitors are required to sign in and out of the building.”

Anyone who becomes aware of a serious threat to the school is encouraged to report the matter to local law enforcement.

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