BINGHAMTON, NY (WIVT/WBGH) – Binghamton High School is currently on lockout, says the district.

The BCSD says it was made aware of a non-specific threat made on the social media platform Snapchat towards the high school.

The lockout, which is when students are kept inside the building and visitors are restricted, is in place out of an abundance of caution.

Binghamton Police are aware of the situation and an investigation is underway.

At 2:14 p.m., The Binghamton City School District released an updated statement:

“The Binghamton City School District continues to work closely with the City of Binghamton Police Department to identify the individual responsible for a social media threat of gun violence toward “BHS” earlier today. Out of an abundance of caution, there will be an increased police presence during dismissal and throughout after school activities this evening. Tomorrow (Tuesday, February 7) additional police will be present during arrival, and all students will again remain on campus for lunch. Students in morning and afternoon BOCES programs will participate in their programs as scheduled.  We appreciate your support of the safety of our students and schools.”