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No threat found at Auburn High School: Students dismissed early after investigation

Students at Auburn High School were dismissed early Monday after a lockdown on campus.

Police investigated after a tip was received by 911 workers that a student had a gun.

According to APD, a vice principal received a concern from a student that a 9th grader had a gun. 

The school was placed into lockdown procedure as a precaution. 

Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo said police arrived quickly and took the suspected student into custody while they investigated.

Law enforcement told WSYR-TV that after investigating the claim no gun or threat was found.


Here’s what Superintendent Pirozzolo wrote to parents and community members:

“Auburn High School went into lockdown this morning after a student reported to an administrator that there was a possibility that another student had a gun in the school.

The Auburn Police Department arrived immediately and put the suspected student into custody while they began investigating. The investigation is now complete, and no gun was found. The police have declared the high school secure and have released students from their classrooms.

Students at Auburn High School were released at 12:30 p.m. today due to the incident.

We take any and all potential threats very seriously and act accordingly. Anyone who hears of or suspects violent threats made against our schools is encouraged to notify a school administrator immediately so that an investigation can commence.”



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