Genesee County schools lift lockout after threat
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.