DRYDEN, N.Y. — A Snapchat post by a former Dryden High School student caused alarm this morning, but after investigating police say the threat was “not credible.”

At about 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, New York State Police were notified of a picture posted to Snapchat of a student who had graduated from Dryden High School. The student had allegedly written something about the school that some people perceived as a threat, according to Trooper Aga Dembinska, public information officer for NYSP Troop C.

Dembinska said police investigated the residence of the former student and spoke to them, but said ultimately the threat did not seem credible. No charges have been filed. Police also responded to the school, Dembinska said.

Superintendent Joshua Bacigalupi said students brought the Snapchat post to the district’s attention.

“Law enforcement agencies were quickly able to locate the individual and determined that he was not a threat to himself, the District, or others,” Bacigalupi said in a statement. He thanked NYSP, Dryden Village Police and staff.

In an email, Bacigalupi said the school was not on lockdown Thursday but said the district did notify parents of the investigation “in an effort to get correct information to families as rumors were spreading via text and social media.”

Kelsey O'Connor

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