Officials investigate threat at Eastridge High School, classes resume Wednesday

December 04, 2018 11:24 PM

District leaders are responding Tuesday night after a threat was made by an Eastridge High School student. 

The East Irondequoit Central School District sent out a robocall to parents Tuesday afternoon. The call said a student made a threat against the school or other students and a "threat assessment" is being performed.

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Just before the East Irondequoit School Board meeting, News10NBC spoke with Communications Director Dave Yates.

Yates would not divulge the exact threat, but he did tell News10NBC that police are looking into the matter. "There was an alleged threat made this afternoon by a student at Eastridge High School against the school or some other students," said Yates. 

Yates says the threat came during the middle of the school day and says the student made the threat through electronic means. He did not specify if that meant social media or email. 

However, he did say the threat is not considered credible, but as a precaution, school and district officials are investigating with the assistance of the Irondequoit Police Department. 

District officials say students will be returning to class Wednesday morning. 

"For school tomorrow...we're treating it as a normal situation. Unless we hear otherwise, we don't see it as something that warrants unnecessary change. We want to make people aware of what's going on and to let them know we're looking into it as best we can," added Yates. 

Yates says district officials believe this is an isolated incident involving only one student. 


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