Threats made at two Buffalo schools

Jun 1, 2018

Two Buffalo schools were placed in lockdown Friday after threats were made against them.

Buffalo Police say a bomb threat was made on social media aimed at Hutchinson Technical High School on South Elmwood Avenue. Officers, including K9s, conducted an extensive search of the school and determined it to be safe.

One student is under arrest while another was exonerated. Police say they responded to the school after receiving reports of a threatening post on Facebook. That student was taken to police headquarters for questioning. Further investigation revealed that someone else had posted under the student's name. With help from Facebook, police were able to identify another Hutch Tech student, a 17-year-old who was not identified. Police say he confessed to making the threats. He was charged with three felony counts of making a terroristic threat.

Also Friday, a verbal threat was made against students at PS17, the Early Childhood Center on West Delavan Avenue. The source of that threat was identified and the investigation is continuing.

Police say the two threats do not appear to be related.