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Utica Homecoming to be Rescheduled After Threats

By Timothy Perry

September 15, 2015 - 4:45 PM

Homecoming festivities at Utica High School have been postponed after school officials received word of threats.

A letter sent home with students, which was written by Superintendent Scott Hartley, stated that the district received a threatening letter, which prompted them to contact the Utica Police Department, which is working with the FBI to investigate.

"Out of an abundance of caution, the school district contacted the police upon receipt of this letter,” Hartley wrote.

After consulting with the police and FBI, district officials decided to reschedule the events. 

“The school and police department are coordinating increased security measures and police presence at upcoming events.” Hartley went on to say in the letter. The weekend's bonfire and dance will be rescheduled and the location of the football game, still tentatively scheduled to be played on Friday night, will be announced in the coming days.

All outside building doors will be locked during the school day.

District officials are declining to discuss the incident further because of the ongoing police and FBI investigations.

There is no word on whether this incident will affect the homecoming festivities in town, including the street fair and popular grand parade, currently scheduled to begin on Tuesday.

A copy of a letter posted to the district's Facebook page is attached below:

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