Graffiti Threat Prompts Tight Security At New Rochelle High School

June 05, 2018 - 11:24 am

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (WCBS 880) -- It was an anxious exam day Tuesday at New Rochelle High School following a threat.

As WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported, police checked the halls, the classrooms, and every nook and cranny of the school. Security peered into bags, and access was limited to two entrances.

The tightened security followed a threat involving graffiti in a bathroom that spelled out a pledge to shoot up the school on this particular day. No arrest has been made.

Another incident of graffiti is considered to be a hoax. Meanwhile, a mention of the threat on Snapchat has been deemed only a reference, and not a new promise of violence.

It has been a painful year at New Rochelle High School. A student was stabbed to death off campus, and a classmate was charged with murder.

There was also a stabbing in the school itself.

Schools in Greenburgh and Somers also have police on campus. Greenburgh had identified and disciplined a student who made a Snapchat threat.