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Students’ backpacks checked after threat at St. Lawrence Central

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BRASHER FALLS - Students at St. Lawrence Central middle and high schools had their backpacks inspected when they arrived at school Monday after the district received a threat of violence over the weekend.

But, high school Principal Lisa L. Grenville said, nothing was found and classes went on as scheduled.

She said the threat was received Sunday. She was notified by Superintendent Stephen M. Putman, who was out of the district.

“We had learned that there was a potential for a violent situation at our school. Information came from my superintendent, who found out about it yesterday. We exercised all precautions,” Ms. Grenville said.

She said they contacted the New York State Police, and administrators and teachers also took part in checking backpacks before middle and high school students went to their classes Monday.

“We checked students’ bags prior to them proceeding to class. We felt that we wanted to be very vigilant. We had the troopers present and administrators checked students’ bags,” Ms. Grenville said.

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