West Irondequoit students investigated for suspicious activity and threatening statements
IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WHEC) – Parents at Rogers Middle/Elementary School in West Irondequoit received a letter from the superintendent of schools on Monday addressing suspicious activity.
According to the school district notice, police received a report Sunday night from a resident who saw a small group of young people at the Rogers/Southlawn campus acting ‘oddly’.
Irondequoit Police released a statement Monday stating that one of the group members made a comment about a potential school shooting at the Rogers/Southlawn School.
Police identified the group as current students in the district. IPD went to each student’s home, and the student who made the threatening statements said he was not planning on acting on them. Police say the family of the student offered to remove weapons from their home and keep them with another family member.
The district is working with all families to determine appropriate consequences for violating the school’s Code of Conduct and IPD is investigating to determine if further action is needed.
There will be increased security present at the Rogers/Southlawn campus and police will also increase patrols.