Threats of violence rocked city schools Wednesday, continuing an alarming trend that began after the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school.
In one instance, parents, students and staffers at three Queens schools sharing a single building were frightened by violent threats from a student that circulated on social media.
Police determined the threats against the High School for Applied Communications weren’t credible.
But officials said more than 25 separate 911 calls had flooded in regarding scary online statements.
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A photo of the alleged threat-maker was posted on Instagram showing him grinning and wearing a swastika necklace in class.
An Education Department spokeswoman wouldn’t say what consequences the student would face, citing federal privacy laws.
The High School for Applied Communications shares a building with the Academy of Finance and Enterprise and Bard High School Early College Queens.
Bard Principal Valeri Thomson warned parents of the threats in a series of overnight emails.
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Meanwhile, a senior at Monsignor McClancy High School in Elmhurst was escorted off school grounds Wednesday for allegedly having a hit list, police sources said.
McClancy principal James Castrataro confirmed that police visited the school, but said no student was escorted off campus.
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said the matter is being investigated by police and school officials.
“There was an accusation that there was a hate list but that has not been confirmed,” Castrataro said. “There have never been any weapons and the list has not been produced.”
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On Staten Island, a pair of schools were also roiled by reports of deadly weapons on campus this week.
On Wednesday, police went to Susan E. Wagner High School to search for weapons in students’ lockers after a caller reported someone at the school might have a weapon.
And on Tuesday, a student at Ralph R. McKee Career & Technical Education High School was found with ammunition and a knife on school grounds, police said.
FBI officials said Tuesday the agency has received more than 40 reports of potential threats to New York area schools in the days after the Feb. 14 Florida mass shooting.
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But FBI Assistant Director in Charge William Sweeney said the flood of tips following the Parkland school rampage was no surprise.
“It’s almost like you see after any event. You always see a spike in reporting,” Sweeney said Tuesday at a press conference in Manhattan, adding: “Everybody’s calling in school threats.”
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