Police address parents concerns on Albion school threat


ALBION, N.Y. (WROC) — Law enforcement and school officials held a meeting on Tuesday evening regarding a recent threat that led to the arrest of three students.

The meeting comes more than a week after three Albion middle school students were arrested and charged with a felony conspiracy to commit murder for what police are calling a credible threat to attack the school with guns and explosives.

Officials used the meeting to talk to parents first hand about the incident and what has since happened after the threats were discovered and reported by a fellow student.

They discussed creating focus groups moving forward that would involve teachers, parents and students in order to prevent something like this from happening again.

“There are kids who are not paying attention to their teacher because they’re watching the door for who’s going to come in,” a concerned parent said.

“I know we can’t predict it. Thank God a child spoke up and saved the school’s life.”

According to Albion Police Chief Roland Nenni, the three students posted about their plans on an app called Discord.

Nenni said the students were in the early stages, not yet what he called “operational,” and while two students were specifically named as targets by the suspects, it’s believed the plan was to attack the entire school.

Law enforcement is not naming the three arrested because of their age.

Right now, the police chief said the investigation is still active, however there is no threat to the community’s safety.

“Many times we see these things across the country after a tragedy has struck,” Nenni said.

“When we start to develop this information about how some of these people have done these horrific things across the country, we learn about this after the fact. So, I’m very, very happy and very pleased that we were able to get the information we got.”

Now officials said there have been two additional threats since the original incident, but those were found not to be credible.

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