False alarm: Westlake High School goes into shelter-in-place protocol after Snapchat post

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SARATOGA SPRINGS (ABC4 News) – Students and teachers at Westlake High School had to shelter in place for an hour Monday morning after a reported threat on social media.

While the threat turned out to be a hoax, the response and the potential punishment are very real.

It was a Snapchat post that raised a red flag for one Westlake student, according to City of Saratoga Springs spokesman David Johnson.

“A young man saw something on social media that he saw as a threat to the school,” Johnson told ABC4 News.

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