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Feds investigating false bomb threat at West Genesee High School

All after school activities have been cancelled

CAMILLUS, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The West Genesee High School was evacuated Monday evening after school officials were made aware of a possible threat.

Superintendent Chris Brown says the threat was called in at 1:55 p.m. 

The caller said that the district needed to pay a certain student a sum of money in the next 30 minutes or they were going to blow up the building. 

The school was evacuated and law enforcement was notified.

"We believe that we were "swatted," which means that someone called in a false incident," the district posted on Facebook.

Brown tweeted, "ALL students are safe." 

The 30-minute deadline from the threat has expired.

The school will remain closed this evening as a precaution. 

After school activities were cancelled. 

Camillus Police, State Police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and the Department of Homeland Security were involved.

Local, state and federal authorities are working to find the person responsible and they will be prosecuted "to the fullest extent of the law." 


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