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Bomb threat discovered at Transit Middle School Wednesday

Posted at 5:41 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 17:41:13-04

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Amherst Police Department says it responded to reports of a bomb threat at Transit Middle School just after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Students were temporarily evacuated and Amherst Police investigated along with NFTA bomb detection dogs, no threat was found.

The district released this statement Wednesday afternoon:

Dear Transit Parent,

Today at approximately 1:05 p.m., another threatening message about bombing the school was found written in a bathroom. Students were moved safely outside and the Amherst Police Department (APD) was called immediately. The APD conducted a thorough search of the school and students and staff returned to the building after consultation with the officers on-site who deemed it was safe to reenter.

Please know that the safety of our students and staff is paramount. We are cooperating fully with the police and the investigation into recent incidents is progressing. When the individual(s) responsible are identified, the discipline consequences will be significant and charges will be brought against them. Please encourage your son or daughter to report any information they may have concerning these incidents.

All after school and evening activities will go on as scheduled today. There will be a continued police presence on the Transit Middle School campus until these matters are resolved.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give me a call at 626-8100.
Scott G. Martzloff, Ed. D Superintendent of Schools