GENESEO – Geneseo Central School and the Geneseo Police Department find no credible threat in social media posts suggesting that a high school student was going to ‘shoot up the school’ on Tuesday.
Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian said that they have assisted the school with an investigation that finds no credible threat to the school in posts circulating on social media that a particular high schooler was going to ‘shoot up the school before break,’ which would mean Tuesday.
“We have no cause to believe that anything bad is going to happen at the school today,” said Osganian Tuesday. “Neither the school nor we find any credible threat here.”
Osganian said that as a precaution, an extra officer is at the school Tuesday in addition to their School Resource Officer, Geneseo Police Officer Dylan DiPasquale.
Geneseo Central Schools Superintendent Tim Hayes sent a robocall and email Monday reporting the investigation and that there was no credible threat. He called the social media activity ‘rumors’ and said emphatically that ‘we have not received any messages from any sources that in any way threaten the safety of our students and staff.’
Hayes’ email is as follows:
Good Evening. There are several rumors circulating through social media that someone has made threats to the District by email, text and/or Facebook. Along with the Geneseo Police Department, we have thoroughly investigated all of the reports that we have received and none of them have been found to be credible. I can state emphatically that we have not received any messages from any sources that in any way threaten the safety of our students and staff. Please be assured that we will be diligent in investigating any reports regarding the safety and security of our school and we will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to make GCS a safe place for everyone. Thank you.