The Cuba Police Department along with the New York State Police are actively investigating a possible threat at the Cuba Rushford Middle High School.
We are aware that this has been released on social media. To that point, we are posting this release to inform the public and parents of this situation as to help quell any panic or alarm.
If any parents are to report to the school please do so by going to the bus garage and see the Cuba Police Department information officer who will be staged at the bus garage.
The Cuba Rushford Central School District and the Cuba Police Department will have no additional comments on this matter until the investigation is over. Our goal is to safeguard all faculty, staff, and students.
Rest assured measures and precautions are being taken to ensure a safe and positive outcome. Currently all faculty, staff, and students are safe and in lockdown.
Following an incident at the Cuba Rushford Central School the Cuba Police Department has formally charged two youthful offenders with making a terroristic threat (felony) and one youthful offender was charged with criminal possession of a weapon (misdemeanor).
This investigation began after a credible report of a possible threat was established.
The Cuba Police Department would like to thank the faculty , staff and students of the Cuba Rushford Central School for their assistance and cooperation during this event. We would also like to thank the New York State Police, New York State Police K-9 Unit, New York State Police Bomb Disposal Unit, New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Friendship Police Department and the Allegany County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center.
Our ultimate goal is to ensure the safety of everyone and today that was achieved.