Colonie Police expected at North Colonie Schools on Wednesday due to threat

COLONIE, N.Y. (WNYT)- Members of the Colonie Police Department will be on the Shaker High School campus Wednesday Feb. 7, because of an alleged threat.

The North Colonie Central School District Superintendent Kathleen Skeals shared in a statement that someone associated with Shaker High received an anonymous threat. The message suggested “a malicious act” would happen at the school on Wednesday, according to Skeals.

In an update Wednesday morning, the district said they were told by Colonie Police the source of the messages had been confirmed and that there was no real threat to Shaker High School.

Skeals said the district immediately contacted Colonie Police about the text message Tuesday. She also said they would continue to work to ensure students’ safety at all times.

NewsChannel 13 has reached out to the Colonie Police Department for more information.

This is the third school this week in the Capital Region to receive and respond to a threat. Albany Academies was closed on Monday due to a text threat which is under investigation by Albany Police.

On Tuesday, Voorheesville Middle School leaders responded to a “troubling remark” made by a student, who is now being “held accountable” according to Voorheesville Middle School Principal Jennifer Drautz.