More police to be at East Aurora High School after threats

By Mary Chappell
Daily Herald Correspondent
Updated 5/9/2019 8:16 PM

East Aurora High School will have an increased police presence particularly on Friday and for the remainder of the school year as a result of written threats on a boys bathroom wall, officials said Thursday.

The school has put in place a "multi-faceted safety plan" with increased police presence inside and outside the school starting Friday, the day referenced in the threat, Jennifer Norrell, the superintendent of the East Aurora School District 131, said in a letter sent to East Aurora High School parents, guardians and staff members. The plan will include searches of the building, Norrell said.


The letter did not detail the nature of the threats.

"An increased police presence in our school does not mean that something bad has happened. It may be a preventative measure," Norrell said in the letter. " … The safety of our students and staff at all our schools is the number one priority, and we will take all necessary precautions to ensure we are educating your children in a safe environment."

The Aurora Police Department, school resource officer, District 131 safety and security manager have been working together to investigate, Norrell's letter said, and school administrators have helped review video footage from school cameras.

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