ITHACA, N.Y. — There has been an increased police presence at Ithaca High School since Friday, and it’s not exactly clear why.

According to Officer Jamie Williamson, the school requested that extra officers be on-hand and police are expected to be at the school until about Wednesday. He, however, could not clarify why exactly extra police were called to the school.

Luvelle Brown, Ithaca City School District superintendent, and IHS Principal Jason Trumble did not return requests for comment Monday.

However, multiple parents with students who attend the school have stated that their children have reported fights in the past few days. One student said up to eight uniformed officers were seen at the school.

At least three parents have said they have not been contacted by the school about the extra police presence or any incidents.

Featured image: Additional police officers were on-hand at Ithaca High School Friday. Officer Jamie Williamson said that due to the quality of the photo, he couldn’t be sure who the men in camouflage were or if the were affiliated with the IPD.

Jolene Almendarez

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