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Following threat, Amherst Police boosts presence at Sweet Home

The Sweet Home Central School District will have an increased police presence in and around its middle school Wednesday after receiving an anonymous phone call threatening harm to the building.

School Superintendent Anthony J. Day, in a prepared statement, said the schools are cooperating with Amherst Police on the situation. "We do not have reason to believe that the threat is credible and, under their advisement, have decided to maintain normal business operations today and tomorrow. Nonetheless, we take all threats of this nature seriously and respond accordingly," Day said in the statement.

Amherst Police will conduct a sweep of the middle school prior to the building's opening Wednesday. As students enter the building, they will have their backpacks checked, while a police presence will remain on campus throughout the day.

Amherst and Town of Tonawanda Police will be present at the district's other school buildings, as a precaution.

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