New York Area Schools See Spike In Threats Following Parkland Massacre

Feds Ask Public To Report Suspicious Behavior Immediately

Juliet Papa
February 27, 2018 - 1:30 pm
Federal Bureau Of Investigation - File

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- There's been a steep increase in threats against New York area schools since the shooting in Parkland, Florida.

The head of the FBI's New York office said there have been about 40 calls made within the past two weeks.

"Post-Parkland we've seen a spike here locally -- roughly 40 or so calls about school threats. When those come in, they get action and they get pushed to the jurisdiction that is affected by that -- whatever that local jurisdiction is," Agent-In-Charge, Bill Sweeney said.

Sweeney was talking about 13 counties downstate and said all threats are reviewed. He encourages the public to call in any suspicious activity and behavior. He said that's how the second pressure cooker was found in the Chelsea bombing, and how the Bronx brothers accused of making bombs were investigated.