ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Two people are under arrest tonight after a social media threat against Edison Career and Technology High School in Rochester.
Rochester Police arrested a juvenile and 36-year-old Tobie Gulley of Rochester.
Multiple 911 calls were placed after a post on the social media app Snapchat warned students that an attack on Edison Tech would happen on Wednesday.
The juvenile, whose name is not being released because of his age, is being charged with making a terroristic threat.
Gulley is being charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.
Anastasia Porter has a daughter that attends the school. She said she was stunned when she heard the news about the threat.
“I just couldn’t believe it,” said Porter. “I got to be at work worried about my child. It was just breath taking. I can’t evne focus. We send our kids to school for an education. Not worry about a shooting. It just doesn’t make no sense.”
According to the school’s Facebook page the threat wasn’t made by an Edison student. Also the Rochester Police increased security at the school today to make sure everyone was safe and sound.
The principal issued the following statement to parents today.
“Our district’s safety and security team along with the Rochester Police Department were in communication with all the families involved and the student involved has been taken into custody. The safety of your children at Edison is our first concern and we are always working to ensure a safe learning environment for students and staff.”