UPDATE: Heavy police presence was spotted Thursday afternoon at the Watkins Glen Central School District for a report of an alleged school threat.

The school reportedly received a phone call threatening a shooting at the school this afternoon at approximately 12:50 PM. Officers immediately responded to the school and advised the Schuyler County Communication Center of such threat.

Officers from the Watkins Glen PD arrived, secured the school, and had students gather in a safe location until they were deemed safe, as there was no active threat determined at that time.

A perimeter was quickly established by members of the Watkins Glen Police Department, Schuyler County Sheriffs Office and New York State Police.

As other resources and first responders continued to arrive on scene, members of the state police and Schuyler County Sheriffs office entered the school to begin clearing parts of the building.

As local law enforcement cleared the building, the Steuben County SWAT team coordinated with the Watkins Glen School Resource Officers for a final sweep of the building to escort any remaining staff and students to safety.

No injuries to students and staff were reported.


WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WENY) - Heavy police presence was spotted at Watkins Glen Elementary School early Thursday afternoon.

According to one of our photographers on scene, police said they could not give out any information yet.

WENY News also called the Schuyler County Sherriff's office and they also said information is unavailable at this time.

We are working to learn more information and the story will be updated as soon as we learn more information.