Sanborn, N.Y. ( WKBW) The last regular day of classes got off to an unexpected start at Niagara Wheatfield High School after officials became aware of a threat to the school's safety being passed through social media.
Students and parents tell Eyewitness News that a large police presence was at Niagara Wheatfield High School and Middle School around 8am.
Eyewitness News has learned New York State Police, Niagara County Sheriff's, Town of Niagara Police, and Lewiston Police were all at the school in a show of force to calm the fears of worried students, parents, and teachers.
The Niagara Wheatfield Central School District then sent out emails and automated voice messages to alert parents about the situation.
The messages emphasized that students are safe and the school district is working with police to investigate the threat.
Some students say they knew of social media messages threatening some sort of shooting at the school today.
Late in the day, Lewiston Police said they investigated all of the threats and they found no danger to students.
"The person that was a suspect became a victim because they hadn't done this at all," added Sgt. Frank Previte from the Lewiston Police Department.
Lewiston Police say they are continuing to investigate to see how the rumors were started and there could be serious consequences, including arrest, for those involved.