North Albany school officials say student was behind gun threat

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North Albany Middle School students had to go remote Friday after a threat of violence. Albany School District officials say the person behind it is a student.

Superintendent Kaweeda Adams says safety is a top concern of theirs, so that’s why they decided to have the students learn remotely on Friday.

Shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday, district officials say they received a confidential report that an individual was going to come to North Albany Middle School with a gun.

The district immediately notified the director and assistant director of school safety. Those individuals then contacted the Albany Police Department. Adams says they were able to go through several pieces of information to determine who was behind the threat.

"This morning, it was still not a closed investigation,” said Adams. “We made the decision to go to distance learning in order to keep our students, faculty and staff safe, because we wanted to make sure that they were not in any harm," said Adams.

Because the person was identified, the investigation has been closed.

Adams says they are following their code of conduct to determine what the punishment will be for that student.