UPDATE: 03/25/2013 11:44am The lockdown has ended.  


UPDATE 03/25/2013 1:18pm: According to a statement released by Ilion Police threatening messages posted to a Facebook account prompted calls indicating that a lockdown of Ilion schools was in order.

The messages were posted using a cellular telephone that had been lost and apparently found by someone looking to cause problems for the phone's owner.  At this time it appears that the messages were the result of a prank.

Because of the nature of the messages, the phone's rightful owner is not being identified at this time as police continue to determine who stole the phone.

Police are reminding the public of the importance of safeguarding passwords and account information, and not activating automatic links on cellular telephones which could put personal information and account access in the hands of others.

The text of the original story appears below:

Ilion Schools are confirming that they are on lockdown.  The Superintendent's office is confirming that Ilion Police asked that they go on lockdown.

The Ilion Police are not releasing any information.  We will let you know as soon as we know more.

At this time after school activities have not been cancelled.

A notice on the schools website states the following: "In response to a threat of domestic violence, Ilion Central School District has implemented its lockdown procedures. All students are safe inside the buildings. Under a lockdown, no one may enter or exit the buildings for any reason. Police are currently investigating the threat."

We will post additional information as it becomes available.