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Email threat sends Frontier High School into lockdown

Student to be charged as Adolescent Offender
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Posted at 1:14 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 10:56:13-04

TOWN OF HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW) — New details are now emerging about an emailed threat that sent a local high school into lockdown mode on Monday.

According to a robo-call to parents, the school initiated its safety protocol after a student emailed the high school principal threatening to shoot-up the building. School leaders say they initiated safety protocol even though the threat was not deemed credible.

Town of Hamburg Police issued this update on Tuesday:

"While the investigation is currently still ongoing, it is anticipated that charges will be filed in Erie County Youth Part against the subject of an investigation yesterday regarding e-mail threats that were received by Frontier High School administration. The 16-year-old Frontier student will be charged as Adolescent Offender under the State’s new ‘raise the age’ law. As such the student’s name will not be released.

It is important to note that the threat was deemed not to be credible and at no time were students or staff in any danger. Any further inquiries should be directed to Frontier Administration."