Police charge student accused of posting ‘social media threat’ to Hamburg H.S.

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) — Students arriving at Hamburg High School this morning are finding extra police. Village Police tell News 4 they’re investigating a threat made on social media.

A spokesperson for Hamburg Central Schools confirms, “A student posted a threat directed at Hamburg H.S. on social media.”

Administrators say, within minutes of the posting Wednesday evening, they identified the student and called police. The spokesperson reiterated they believe all students and staff are safe.

The school day went on like normal.

The school’s Superintendent says two thorough investigations began — one with law enforcement, and one with the school.

Hamburg police announced on Friday that two charges were filed against the student. The student will appear in family court at a future date.


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