Niagara Gazette


September 25, 2013

Threat called in to Gaskill — from Niagara Falls High School

Falls police are investigating a reported threat made to a school — from another school — within the Niagara Falls City School District.

Police Superintendent Bryan DalPorto said Niagara County Sheriff's Office dispatchers received a threatening phone call at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. He said the sheriff's office contacted Niagara Falls police and the department was able to trace the call to a different school building within the district.

Once they knew where the call originated from, he said, police were able to deduce the threat was not credible.

"We were able to ascertain pretty quickly it was an idle threat," DalPorto said. "There was no delays in dismissing the students."

Following the incident, the city school district placed an all-call to parents of students at the two schools – the district's high school and Gaskill Preparatory School – involved.

The district called the threat "ill-conceived" in the statement, adding student activity at both schools will remain ongoing as normal Thursday.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
US Proposes Pay-for-priority Internet Standards Wife Mourns Chicago Doctor Killed in Afghanistan FDA Proposes Regulations on E-cigarettes Kerry Warns Russia of Expensive New Sanctions Mideast Peace Talks Stall on Hamas Deal Cody Walker Remembers His Late Brother Paul Grieving South Korea Puts Up Yellow Ribbons Raw: Kerry Brings His Dog to Work Raw: Girls Survive Car Crash Into Their Bedroom Three U.S. Doctors Killed by Afghan Security Yankees' Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents Obama Reassures Japan on China Raw: Car Crashes Into San Antonio Pool Time Magazine Announces Top Influencers List Raw: Angry Relatives Confront SKorea Officials Bigger Riders Means Bigger Horses Out West Yankees Pineda Ejected for Pine Tar Deadly Fungus Killing Bats, Spreading in US
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page