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Lockport High Schools shift to remote learning Thursday following social media threat

This is the second time in two weeks the district has had to take action in light of a threat.

LOCKPORT, N.Y. — Lockport High School and Lockport High School West were switched to remote learning Thursday following the second social media threat in two weeks.

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The school district told 2 On Your Side that it received an anonymous tip around 11 p.m. Wednesday containing a two screenshots of two different social media posts. It's unclear at this time what the posts said; however, officials from the school district told us that the first post was from Snapchat and the second was from Instagram.

In a statement on the district's website, school officials said the decision to switch to remote learning on Thursday was made out of an abundance of caution. The statement went on to say the police and FBI are working together to interview students and investigate the posts to determine if they are credible or not.

The school district says it will notify students and parents by 6 p.m. Thursday if they will continue remote learning on Friday, or if students will return to the classroom. If students return to class Friday, the school district says it will request extra Lockport Police officers to be there during the day.

In addition to remote learning, all after school and athletic events at the high school level were canceled Thursday. All other schools remained open and operating as normal.


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