Arrest made after reports of a threat at West Irondequoit schools

May 22, 2018 05:10 PM

Investigators searched Rogers Middle School and Southlawn School in the West Irondequoit School District Tuesday morning following an alleged threat against the schools.

During the investigation police learned that the target of the threat was the Rogers Middle School and that there was a threat to pace a bomb at the school on Tuesday May 22. 

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After an extensive search, no threats were found in either school. 

The school has been deemed safe. Students and faculty have been allowed back into the school. 

Webster and Irondequoit Police Departments worked together to identify the suspect making the threats. 

During the investigation police have identified and arrested the juvenile suspect. 

It's been confirmed that the suspect was a student of the Rogers School. The juvenile has been petitioned into the Monroe County Family Court for falsely reporting an incident in the first degree. 

News10NBC spoke with one parent who says the district handled the situation well. 

"The notification was very prompt," Elizabeth Heavey said. "The district got ahold of all of us very bright and early this morning. We live right on the street so all the traffic was being re-routed, and the police were very much in control of the situation."

"I don't want my kids to have to go through this kind of thing and we do everything we can when something like this happens to make sure the kids know we care at the highest level and that we're going to give them a safe and positive learning environment," West Irondequoit Central School District Superintendent Jeffrey Cane said. 


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