Classes resume after scare over empty holster

School was delayed at Starpoint Central Wednesday morning, because of an empty holster that was found outside of the high school. More than 1,400 students were kept on the bus until the scene was declared safe. Police thoroughly searched through the school.

A parent called and told school officials they found the holster outside the high school Tuesday night. The parent says they placed it on a ticket window ledge because they thought it was someone’s lost athletic pad.

School officials then reviewed their surveillance video and discovered a man looking for it late Tuesday night.

Soon after Niagara County Sheriff Deputy say an off-duty police officer called and explained that the holster belonged to him. The officer said he lost it while attending a school event.

Starpoint Superintendent Dr. Doug Whelan says when he first learned about the incident his first concern was the students and their safety.

After the school was declared safe the school buses went to pick up the elementary school students. They started school an hour and a half late. A letter will be sent home with each student today providing details about the event. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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