The Geneseo Police Department is preparing to take extra security precautions at graduation on Sunday, May 27 in response to a student threat.

The Geneseo Police Department is preparing to take extra security precautions at graduation on Sunday, May 27 in response to a student threat.

According to school resource officer Tim Wise, on Friday, May 18, school officials reported there was a possible threat of violence that was going to happen at the upcoming GHS graduation.

“The Geneseo Police Department investigated the threat with cooperation form the high school administration,” said Wise. “Even though certain aspects of the investigation are ongoing, the Geneseo Police Department has been able to confirm that the threat was fabricated by a student.”

However, in order to ensure a safe graduation ceremony, there will be increased police visibility prior to, throughout and after the ceremony.

Geneseo High School’s Class of 2018 has 213 members. It will be the school’s 147th graduating class.

Graduation will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27 in the Geneseo High School gym. Doors to the school will open at 12:30 p.m. with doors to the gym opening at 1 p.m.

Each student was given six admission tickets for graduation. The tickets are good until 1:40 p.m., after that time, it will be open seating in the gym.

Parking in the circle drive in front of the high school will be designated for handicap parking.

Seating will also be available in the GHS theater, and the ceremony broadcast will be shown on the theater’s screen.

The ceremony also will be shown live on Channel 50 and on Channel 50’s website.