This morning officials in the Batavia School district announced that the schools in the district would be closed today because of a threat on social media.

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The Batavia School district is the second school district in the area to close school or return to remote learning because of a social media threat.

On Thursday, Lockport school district officials announced that all their students would return to remote learning for the day because of a threat made on social media. (Read the whole story HERE)

Batavia school district officials posted this message on the school district's website.

"Over the last few hours, it’s been brought to our attention that reports of threats of violence at buildings in our district are circulating on social media. We are currently working closely with the Batavia Police Department, and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to close all buildings in the district tomorrow, Friday, December 3, while the Batavia Police Department continues its investigation into whether these threats are credible. All after-school activities are also canceled for Friday, December 3."

As a parent, this is one of the scariest things you can hear about your kid's school. On the heels of the tragic school shooting in Michigan this week, many parents here in Western New York and across the county are on edge when it comes to protecting their kids at school.

I know that my wife and I have had conversations with my son about school safety and social media message and how serious they are. We told him that if he sees anything he needs to let us and his teachers know right away.

The Batavia police department is currently investigating the threat, and if you are your kids know anything about it, please contact them.

 

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