UPDATE (8:55 a.m.)
The Horseheads Police Department confirmed it is “aware of social media circulations regarding threats to area schools.” While the investigation is still ongoing, police believe the threat is not credible and that is being recirculated from a prior incident.
The department confirms all school resource officers are in place at their respective schools within the Horseheads Central School District, and additional law enforcement resources are available if needed.
“At this time, there appears to be no danger or threat to staff or students,” the department said in a press release on Thursday morning.
According to the Horseheads Central School District, police are investigating a possible threat to its schools made via Snapchat.
The school district posted the following message on its Facebook page Wednesday night:
Parents, guardians, staff, and students:
We have learned tonight of a Snapchat post regarding a possible threat to our schools , as well as others in the area. We have contacted the Horseheads Police and they are currently investigating the situation. They believe this post to be a recycled message being passed along to many districts, and they feel it is not credible. However, they continue to investigate and will be maintaining a presence at our schools tomorrow to help our students feel safe.
Please remember that deeming a threat as not credible does not mean we are not taking it seriously. The district will continue to work with police on this and all safety issues. We ask that you not share rumors or hearsay on social media but rather immediately contact police or your school principal if you have questions, concerns, and/or information.
Our children’s safety is our top priority and we share your concern for their wellbeing.