Genesee County schools lift lockout after threat

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GENESEE, N.Y. – The Batavia Police Department says precautionary measures were implemented Thursday afternoon after receiving reports of a threat.

Police say the report came from the Veteran’s Administration Hotline at 1 p.m. The report stated that a male called saying they were going to “shoot up a school.”

Officials traced the phone number, which appeared to be from Batavia. Patrols were dispatched to each school in Genesee County and schools county-wide were placed in a lockout.

Police investigated and determined the threat to be false. A teen is being interviewed on the matter. All schools were released from the lockout at 2:25 p.m.