The Lockport Police Department confirm that Lockport High School in Upstate New York has been evacuated. While the reason for the evacuation was initially unknown, the LPD has since confirmed that the school was evacuated due to a bomb threat.
The Lockport Police Department is currently on the scene. Police Chief Steve Preisch said that the situation is under control and police are now conducting a sweep of the building. K-9 units were reportedly on the scene as well.
The Lockport Police Department has since confirmed that “absolutely no devices were found” at the school. At this time, the students and staff are not considered to be in any danger.
The reports of a bomb threat at Lockport High School is just the latest in a string of bomb threats, shootings, lockdowns, and evacuations that have plagued American high schools and other public gathering places over recent years.
Lockport High School was evacuated this morning after an apparent bomb threat. NYS Police, Niagara County Sheriffs, and Lockport PD on scene. pic.twitter.com/3sBANVW8No
— WBEN NewsRadio 930AM (@NewsRadio930) November 7, 2018
Lockport City High Schoo — a New York public high school that serves ninth to twelfth-grade students — is located on Lincoln Avenue in Lockport, New York — which is east of the city of Niagara Falls. It is the only high school within the district and is the successor to North Park Junior High School.
The school is governed under the authority of the New York State Education Department, whose standardized examinations are designed and administered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.
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