District, police investigate social media threat toward Hamburg High School

Posted at 8:28 AM, Jan 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-12 08:53:56-05

The Hamburg Central School District is working with the Hamburg Village Police Department, after the district reports a student posted a threat on social media on Wednesday night that was directed against Hamburg High School.

7 Eyewitness News reached out to police, and the department confirms there is an active and ongoing investigation into the threat. Police could not comment on the nature of the threat, or whether any arrests had been made.

The student who made the threat has been questioned and the school will have heightened police presence Thursday and Friday as a precaution. A faculty meeting this morning also included police.

Hamburg schools remained open on Thursday. In a statement posted on Facebook Wednesday night, the district said:

"It is important for all of our students, their families and our staff to know that Hamburg High School will be as safe for learning and work tomorrow as it is every day."

Hamburg Superintendent Michael Cornell says the most important thing is that "the school and students are safe."

The district asks anyone with information regarding the threat to contact the Hamburg Village Police Department at (716) 649-9300.