While Buffalo residents are still trying to process the stabbing and shooting that happened at McKinley High School, there has been another threat of violence at a school. Buffalo Public Schools are investigating a threat of a weapon, which was made on Snapchat. A photo of a gun with the caption "March 16th," was posted to the social media site. The district says the threat is not credible, but students, teachers, and employees can expect to see a police presence on campus and throughout the district today, March 16, 2022.
12-Year-Old Arrested In Connection To Threat At Lewiston-Porter Middle School
In addition to the threat made against Riverside, a threat was also made at Lewiston-Porter Middle School on Monday, March 14. That threat was also made on Snapchat and involved multiple people. A 12-year-old student has been arrested and charged with Making a Terroristic Threat, Menacing, Aggravated Harassment, and Conspiracy.
Police said that more people could be arrested in connection to the threat. The Superintendent of Lewiston-Porter Central School District, Paul Casseri, released a statement addressing the incident,
The district cannot comment on student disciplinary matters. We are very thankful for the swift and thorough investigation conducted by the Lewiston Police. The matter is being handled through the court system and internally under NYS Education law. The safety of students and staff is our most important responsibility. We take that very seriously at Lewiston-Porter.