GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Middle School students returned to class Monday morning after state and local police determined a threat against the school — made on social media — was not credible, according to a Sunday posting on the school's website.
The threat was posted to Snapchat over the weekend and stated there would be a shooting at the middle school on Monday, the first day back from a weeklong break, according to the statement posted on the district's website. A parent notified local law enforcement of the threat, and they notified district officials. State and Gloversville police determined the threat was not credible, the district said.
The district said police were going to be present at the middle and high school campuses Monday as a precaution and to "reassure students and staff."
"Please know that the safety of our students and staff is a primary concern for the district and any threats of violence, even when deemed not credible, are taken very seriously," the district wrote on its website.
An assistant in the superintendent's office confirmed Monday morning that schools were open and the district was operating as usual.
The district said the person responsible for the threat would face legal consequences, and any students deemed to have been involved would be punished under the student code of conduct.