For the third day in a row police were called to Transit Middle School for threat

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For the third day in a row, police were called to Transit Middle School in Amherst for reports of a bomb threat.

This time students remained in their classrooms, while Amherst Police and other agencies investigated. 

Earlier this week, Williamsville School officials notified parents, bomb threats were found in a restroom, and this time, Captain James McNamara said the threat was similar.

A spokesperson for the Williamsville Central School District released a brief statement saying every threat to the safety of students and staff is taken seriously and when the perpetrator(s) are identified, they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

How close are authorities to closing in a suspect, or suspects? Captain McNamara says it’s close.

“I think between our detective bureau, our special victims unit, and the amount of effort that the school district and transit middle administration has put into the investigation, I believe they will have an answer to our situation shortly,” McNamara said.

Williamsville School officials say, after school activities at Transit Middle will proceed as scheduled and there will be continued police presence until these matters are resolved.

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