Pa. corrections officer helps stop attempted murder plot of Rochester student

RIA on the Jefferson Campus was on lockdown on April 5

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - An attempted murder plot targeting a Rochester City School District student has been averted -- thanks to a Pennsylvania corrections officer.

Police say an officer at the Allenwood Correctional Facility was doing routine monitoring of inmate phone calls.

The officer heard two calls where an inmate was discussing a possible hit on a RCSD student.

Another investigator determined the inmate was trying to stop a hit on a student.

Rochester police were notified and responded to Rochester International Academy on the Jefferson Campus on April 5. The school was placed on lockdown.

Police found a handgun under a dumpster on school grounds -- right where the inmate said it would be.

No one has been charged in connection with the weapon.

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