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Swansea Police say school threat video was not aimed at a local school

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A video circulating online against “Case Middle School” referred to a school in upstate New York.

Swansea Police want the public to know that a video circulating online which includes threats to a “Case Middle School” did not threaten Joseph Case Junior High School in Swansea, but rather threatened a middle school in upstate New York.

Swansea Police said in a press release they believe there are no active threats to Swansea State Schools at this time.

The department said it received numerous calls Sunday afternoon reporting a video circulating online involving a person holding what appears to be a gun and making threats against a “Case Middle School.”

Swansea Police said they immediately launched an investigation into the video and learned the video originated in Watertown, New York, and referred to a school called Case Middle School.

Swansea Police contacted Watertown Police Department, who confirmed they were aware of the video and were actively investigating.

At this time there is no immediate threat to Joseph Case Junior High School or Joseph Case High School in Swansea, police said.

As a precaution, the department will have an increased presence in all Swansea state schools throughout the school day tomorrow.



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