Student makes threat over social media against his school

Posted at 1:56 PM, Jan 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-19 16:04:36-05

The Wellsville School District has taken disciplinary action against a student who made a threat over social media against his school.

The threat was made against the secondary school over the weekend. The district was alerted by another student on Tuesday, according to Wellsville Schools Superintendent David Foster.

Wellsville Police determined the threat was not credible and no one was in danger. 

The district is not commenting on the nature of the threat but said the student behind the threat and his parents are cooperating with the investigation. 

Foster is commending the student who brought the threat to the attention of administrators.   

The Superintendent issued the following statement, Friday afternoon.

On Tuesday, a student informed the school of a message sent over the weekend via social media. The message included a threat against the secondary school. We took immediate action to investigate and referred the matter to law enforcement. To date, we have not been able to determine that a credible threat existed, however the
investigation is continuing. At no time was the security of students in jeopardy. A public statement was not made earlier in order to not jeopardize law enforcements’ investigation. The student who issued the message and the student’s parents are cooperating with the school and with law enforcement. I would like to commend the student who reported the message. We continue to encourage students and parents that if they see or hear any kind of a threat, they
report it immediately. If you have any questions regarding this matter, you are welcome to contact me at the District Office. As always, our students and staffs’ security and safety remain our number one priority.