The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports an active shooting threat in the North Rose-Wolcott school district Wednesday appears to be unfounded. All district buildings were searched by law enforcement and all children were reported safe and unharmed.
Police responded to the Leavenworth Middle School shortly after 4 Wednesday afternoon for the report of a shot being fired. The investigation is continuing to determine the source of the report.
According to Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts, deputies are working closely with school officials to reduce the emotional impact to students, staff and their families.
The following is a statement released by the district:
“Reports of an active shooter at Leavenworth Middle School are deemed not credible by local authorities.
The report of a shot being fired came in around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, after school hours. The Wayne County Police Dept., NYS Police and Dept. of Environmental Conservation arrived on the scene, clearing all buildings of the North Rose-Wolcott Central School District. No threat was discovered and all students and staff are safe.
Student safety is our number one priority, and we take all reports seriously. More information will be distributed from the district as soon as it becomes available.”