WEST ELLICOTT – The Southwestern Central School District closed Friday following a threat of violence.
The district announced the news on social media.
The post says the school is working with law enforcement authorities in investigating the threat.
They say transportation to off campus schools will be available. Classes for Southwestern BOCES students are also called off.
On Thursday a rumor circulating on TikTok regarding generalized threats to districts across the nation was of concern for several area schools.
Officials say it appears the TikTok posts originated in Florida and have spread nationally via social media.
Law enforcement across the region are aware of the TikTok video. Parents are asked to monitor their child’s social media and report any concerns to the school.
It is unclear if this closure is related to the TikTok posts.
Here is the post by the district:
𝗢𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗯𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗔𝗟𝗟 𝗦𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵𝘄𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗺𝗽𝘂𝘀 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗖𝗟𝗢𝗦𝗘𝗗 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 (𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟭𝟳, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭). 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗮𝘄 𝗲𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘃𝗶𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲. 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝗳𝗳-𝗰𝗮𝗺𝗽𝘂𝘀 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗱.