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Threats made at Transit Middle School for third day in a row

Posted at 12:57 PM, May 23, 2019

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Amherst Police Department says it responded to a threat at Transit Middle School around 11 a.m. Thursday, the third threat in three days.

According to police, officers completed a search of the building an surrounding area and no threats were found.

Amherst police responded to Transit Middle Wednesday for the report of a "threatening message about bombing the school was found written in a bathroom." No threat was found.

In a note to parents on Wednesday the district stated "another threatening message" was found and released this statement:

"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."

The district released an updated statement Thursday:

"The Williamsville Central School District is working diligently with the Amherst Police to resolve the incidents that have occurred at Transit Middle this week. There is an active investigation underway and no further information can be shared at this time. Every threat to the safety of students and staff is taken seriously and when the perpetrator(s) are identified, they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

The school day is continuing as normal at Transit Middle with a police presence on-site. After school and evening activities will continue as scheduled."

Police ask anyone with information to contact the Amherst Police Dept at 716-689-1311.