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Threat investigated at Sweet Home High School

Posted at 7:58 PM, Nov 05, 2019

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Amherst Police Department investigated a possible threat at Sweet Home High School.

An email sent to parents Tuesday evening from Sweet Home School District Superintendent Anthony Day states:

"Yesterday at approximately 6:55pm last evening, the High School administration became aware of a picture of a male with a gun strapped on his shoulder/back which was shared into a group chat with about 30 students on snapchat. The photo had the text "don't come to school the 6th" placed in the picture."

The district continued that the administration worked with Amherst police to investigate the matter, which resulted in identifying the individual in the image and determining there is no credible threat.

An email sent to parents later Tuesday evening from Superintendent Day stated:

"I have just spoken with Amherst Police. They have identified the individual in the image as well as the person responsible for adding a caption stating "don't go to school on the sixth" to the image before posting it online. They have determined that there is no threat related to this situation. We will continue to work closely with legal authorities to complete the investigation hold those individuals responsible for this situation accountable for their actions."