Buffalo Police investigating Snapchat school threat

Posted at 1:49 PM, Feb 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-15 16:05:06-05

A Snapchat post threatening to shoot up a school was cause for additional security at Frederick Law Olmsted #156 on Thursday.

Sources tell 7 Eyewitness News that a student made a Snapchat post talking about how there was going to be a shooting at a school, however no school was specified. That post was quickly removed, according to a police source.

A police spokesperson has confirmed that police were made aware of a social media post Wednesday night, and additional security was provided to Olmsted on Thursday. 

7 Eyewitness News has also learned about an incident involving a City Honors student. According to sources, a student posted statistics of school shootings on social media. That post was brought to the attention of authorities.

Spokespeople from the Buffalo Police Department and the Buffalo Public Schools say there are no credible threats to student or public safety.


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