SUNY Oneonta is saying a cyber hacker is to blame for a threat being called into a state-wide hotline that, in turn, resulted in students being ordered to shelter in place October 2.

Kathy Whyte. WNBF News
Kathy Whyte. WNBF News


The lockdown was ordered in the afternoon following the detection of the threat of an active shooter at the campus that had been communicated through a student’s phone that had been hacked.

According to the SUNY Oneonta website, campus and other investigators determined there was no credible threat of violence as had been reported by the hacker’s message indicating plans for a shooting at the school.

The investigation continues.

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