BROOKLYN — A Clinton Hill Catholic high school was closed Wednesday morning after someone threatened over Facebook to commit a school shooting there, police said.
The threat was posted sometime overnight and officials at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, at 357 Claremont Ave., near Lafayette Avenue, decided to close the school Wednesday morning, an NYPD spokesman said.
"Yesterday, I got a text from a friend saying, 'Don't come to school. Somebody's gonna shoot it up.' I thought it was just a rumor so I came anyway and saw all the police and teachers out front and they said school was cancelled," said Gabriel Bibilari, 18, a senior at the school.
"I'm happy school's cancelled, but not for this," Bibilari added.
Investigators know who made the threat but there were no immediate arrests, the spokesman said.
"We are working with the 88th Precinct to get to the source of the threat and we have every confidence that will resolve sooner rather than later," said the school's presidnet, Brother Dennis Cronin.
Classes were exected to resume Thursday, Cronin said.