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Superintendent: Note found at Amherst school not a danger to students, staff

  • Amherst Regional Middle School Building



Staff Writer
Monday, March 20, 2017

AMHERST — Amherst Police responded to the Amherst Regional Middle School late Friday afternoon after a note with threats written on it was found inside a bathroom.

In a statement issued on Monday by Michael Morris, interim superintendent, the matter is considered closed.

“The police were contacted and, after a thorough investigation, determined the origin of note and that there was no threat to student or staff safety,” Morris said. “Student discipline is a confidential matter; therefore, no further details will be shared.”

Amherst Police referred all questions about the incident to the schools.

In December, reports of anti-Semitic incidents at the middle school prompted a schoolwide response that included assemblies and curriculum.

Scott Merzbach can be reached at smerzbach@gazettenet.com.