A report of a potential social media threat against North Rockland High School Tuesday night turned out to be inconclusive, the principal said.
Principal Michael Gill said the district and police investigated what turned out to be a “non-incident” Wednesday, after two students, a sister and brother, reported a reference to a violent or threatening remark they saw on the photo-sharing social network Instagram on Tuesday night.
The students and the school were unable to find the Instagram post in question the next day, Wednesday, and did not have a name or an account associated with the post, Gill said.
“Luckily for us it turned out to be a non-incident that we needed to address with our parents,” Gill said Thursday.
He wrote a letter to parents Wednesday and encouraged them to contact him with any questions or concerns.
“We take all threats, either founded or unfounded, very seriously,” he wrote in the letter.
It’s been a week of close calls at schools in the area.
A foreign exchange student at St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) was arrested and charged with a felony after police said he threatened a massacre at the Sparkill school in a social media post. The student, Inigo Aldecoa-Tapia, 20, was released from jail today pending an Oct. 20 court appearance.
Last Thursday, Rockland Community College was evacuated and searched after a bomb threat was sent in an email. Nothing suspicious was found and no arrests have been made.