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Lockout lifted at Brockport schools after investigation into "possible threat"

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A lockout for schools in the Brockport Central School District was lifted Friday morning after a potential threat was checked. (WHAM photo)

Brockport, N.Y. (WHAM) - A lockout for schools in the Brockport Central School District was lifted Friday morning after a potential threat was checked.

District officials implemented the lockout and a delay in bus drop off for students as the situation was assessed.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said it worked with the school district to determine the individual that reportedly made the threat and determined it was not credible.

Deputies say the individual that made the threat is a student. No charges have been filed in the incident, and deputies are working with the district and the student's family.

Students did enter the building at vary times due to the timing of the lockout, according to the Sheriff's Office.

A lockout is a different procedure from a lockdown. A lockout prevents anyone from gaining access to the building(s) but keeps students on a normal schedule in school. A lockdown keeps students and staff in their classrooms, and does not allow anyone in or out of the building until an all-clear message is given.

The Brockport Central School District released the following statement Friday afternoon:

We were made aware of an anonymous phone call to the high school this morning reporting a potential threat. We immediately implemented our emergency procedures, which entailed calling law enforcement and placing all schools into lockout as a safety precaution.
During the lockout, doors remained locked and instruction continued inside Brockport High School and Oliver Middle School. Elementary students were kept safe on buses at an off-site location then escorted into their schools during a controlled release, which was monitored by law enforcement.
The lockout was lifted when law enforcement determined the reported threat was not credible and the school campus was safe.
As always, the safety of our students and staff remains a top priority. While we have no reason to believe that our schools were in any danger today, we take all reported threats seriously. We are grateful for our partnership with local law enforcement who worked diligently with us to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
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