Tioga Central Superintendent Responds To Threat

By Kelly McCarthy

Tioga Central Superintendent Responds To Threat

December 19, 2012 Updated Dec 19, 2012 at 12:32 AM EDT

Tioga Center, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A local school district was forced to be locked down as a result of a student threatening to bring a weapon to school.

The Tioga Central School District was shut down within minutes of the shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Action News spoke with Superintendent Scot Taylor Tuesday.

He said they're using the incident and in Connecticut to reevaluate some of the school safety procedures.

"We've spent quite a bit of time this week and over the weekend working on some things we want to change here, just to tighten some things up. We feel we have some pretty solid protocols but we feel there's some areas we want to improve on and that's one of the things we're looking to do from our situation and from observing what happened in Connecticut," said Superintendent Scot Taylor.

Taylor also told us when the student was picked up by police off school grounds, he was not found with any weapons.

Action News has also heard from parents who are concerned about a letter that was sent home from the district about this incident.

They said it was too vague and they expect better communication.

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