Police say school is safe after Irondequoit HS threat

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Police say there is no risk after officials investigated a threat made on social media against Irondequoit High School.

The threat was reported to the district’s anonymous tip line overnight.

Once they were made aware of the threat, Superintendent Jeff Crane says they added extra security and worked with police to investigate the matter.

We’re told Irondequoit police later located the student and spoke with them. The student now faces discipline including suspension.

Officers did not elaborate on the exact threat, but told reporters that the “school is safe, the community is safe.”

“The threat was non-specific and could be interpreted in many different ways,” said Chief Richard Tantalo. “So it was nothing real specific, it didn’t necessary indicate a specific action. But the tone and climate in the United States today concerning school safety was enough cause and concern for us to move forward in the investigation.”

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