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Lockport Schools remain in remote mode due to threats

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Lockport High School has received threats since September.

Lockport Schools will stay in remote learning mode through Friday due to continuing threats on social media.

The district posted the announcement on its website:

"This message is to inform all Lockport City School District parents, employees, and families that, effective Wednesday, December 8, 2021, all schools in the District, pre-K through grade 12, will shift to a remote learning model through Friday, December 10, 2021. The shift to remote learning is based on many concerns from parents throughout the District and it will also provide time to allow the district to plan for and implement further safety measures, along with providing time for local and federal law enforcement officials to continue a thorough investigation of recent matters. Updates to parents, employees, and families may be provided as permitted by law. A decision will be made by Friday afternoon pertaining to a school schedule for the following week."

City schools, particularly Lockport High School, has been subject to the threats, including a mass shooting. Lockport Police and federal authorities are investigating and following up on "the many tips" that have been received.

There were similar threats in September and November.