Utica Police say they are aware of a social media threat that is being spread nationwide.

Police say they’re working with other police departments to determine the origin of the threat, but at this point, they do not believe it originated in the local area.

The threats reads – “On Wednesday March 16 and Thursday March 17, I will be setting a bomb on both schools.  I let you all get away with me shooting up the schools, but I will be back.”

Utica Police
Utica Police

Police say at no point did the threat make mention of the Utica City School District or any of its specific schools and it is a generic threat.

With safety in schools their number one priority, Utica Police says they will be increasing their presence and security measures in buildings throughout the district.

Anyone with information regarding the threat is asked to call the UPD's Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 223-3510.

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