Extra Police at a Lockport School for Second Threat Report in 2 Days

North Park Jr,. HS Today, after HS Concerns Thursday


For the second day in a row, there is an increased police presence at a Lockport School, after reports of a possible threat.

Police emphasize that the threat at North Park Junior High School on Passaic Ave. is unsubstantiated and the extra officers are on scene as a precaution.

The following statement was released by Lockport Police Chief Michael Niethe Friday morning.

The Lockport Police Department, in conjunction with the Lockport School District is investigating an ANONYMOUS report that there is a possibility of violence at North Park Junior High School this morning (Friday March 9, 2018).

This report of violence is UNSUBSTANTIATED at this time.

There will be an increased police presence in the area of North Park today.

 I encourage parents to send their kids to school as normal, and to be assured that the School District and the Police Department will make every effort to keep their kids safe.

Anyone with credible information concerning school violence is encouraged to immediately contact the Lockport Police Department at 433-7700.

Again, I strongly discourage residents from perpetuating rumors on social media.
Many postings on social media the past few day are INCORRECT AND MISLEADING.  These rumors are causing unnecessary alarm in the community.

The New York State Police will be investigating the circumstances surrounding the alleged threats of violence at Lockport High School yesterday (Thursday March 8, 2018).


Extra police were also  hand at Lockport High School Thursday  after a threat "of potential violence" was reported, investigated and found not credible by Lockport Police.

A message on that  incident was also sent to parents Wednesday evening.

It comes after a range of similar threats in recent weeks in Niagara County, in the Starpoint School District, and at the Niagara-Orleans BOCES Center in late February, and others since then in Buffalo.

A 15 year old was arrested by Buffalo Police on Tuesday after a threat made to the Lewis Bennett High School. On Feb. 21, another 15-year-old student was also arrested after posting a threat against Academy School 131 on South Park Ave.

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