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After 'possible threat,' increased police presence at Williamsville South

Amherst police have a greater presence at Williamsville South High School this week after a student "made a possible threat to the school," Williamsville School District officials said.

School officials learned last week about something "supposedly to occur sometime this week," Williamsville South principal Keith Boardman said in an email message to parents sent on Monday. District officials declined to provide detail about the nature of the threat.

"Through this investigation the police determined that, while a statement was made, the nature of it was taken out of context," Boardman wrote. "Nonetheless, we have asked for, and there will be an increased police presence at the school this week."

Both police and school officials concluded there was no malice behind the statement made by the student, Boardman told The Buffalo News on Tuesday.

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