Three schools in the Greater Utica area are facing threats, resulting in closure and lockdowns to start the school week at several area schools.

Monday began with Camden Central Schools closing because of a threat that was delivered on Facebook. New York State Police reported the threat to the district, which then decided to close school as a safety precaution. It's believed the person responsible for that threat has been contacted by police.

Later in the morning, Utica College received a threat, which they deemed credible,  forced the campus to go on lockdown. A message to their students said the threat was credible and students were told to hold in place until armed police officers arrived to escort them to safety.  Reports from the campus describe a scene with a strong police presence.

Jarvis Middle School on Grove Street in Mohawk was placed on lockdown on Monday, March 5, 2018. Police created a permitter around the building.  Photo by B. Keeler for WIBX

At about the same time, WIBX received word that Central Valley Academy's Jarvis Middle School had received a threat which forced its administration to place the school on lockdown, according to one administrator.

Screenshot from district website

A short time later, New Hartford Central Schools placed each of their buildings on 'lockout' and the administration released the following statement:

"All New Hartford Central School District campuses are currently on a lockout due to a reported safety concern on the Utica College Campus.  Utica College placed its campus in lockdown around 11:00 am on the morning of March 5, 2018."

Several other schools including Utica Public, Sauquoit, Whitesboro, and New York Mills have placed lockdowns or lockouts on their buildings.

At 12:15 p.m. Utica College campus security issued this statement to students:

"Continue to shelter in place until you receive instruction via UC Alert to do otherwise. There are armed police officers on campus. Please follow all instructions from law enforcement."

Based on reports from school officials, authorities are investigating two threats: one in Utica and one in Mohawk.  First, a threat was called into Utica College at around 11 a.m. and later, a threat was received by the administration at Jarvis Middle School in Mohawk. It's not known if the threats are connected or related.  Currently, those are the only three reported threats. In the case of the lockouts or lockdowns at the other local districts, it's believed those security measures were taken because of the threat at Utica College, and not because of an additional threat called into those individual schools.

At 1:15 p.m., Utica Police Issued the following statement:

"At approximately 1100AM Utica College received threats from an individual who stated that he was armed with a weapon. This agency, along with other local, state, and federal agencies are on scene investigating the incident. The Utica Police Department will be the lead agency.

The college is currently on a lock down, and the Utica City School District is following a lock out procedure.

At this time there is no substantiation to any reports of an active shooter or shots fired on the campus. We will continue to investigate the incident and further follow up releases will be sent accordingly.

At approximately 1100AM Utica College received threats from an individual who stated that he was armed with a weapon. This agency, along with other local, state, and federal agencies are on scene investigating the incident. The Utica Police Department will be the lead agency.

The college is currently on a lock down, and the Utica City School District is following a lock out procedure.

At this time there is no substantiation to any reports of an active shooter or shots fired on the campus. We will continue to investigate the incident and further follow up releases will be sent accordingly."

Updated at 1:50 p.m.  The lockdown at Jarvis Middle School in Mohawk has been lifted. School officials say there is no threat and students will be released as usual. New York State Police is investigating the threat that was called into the school earlier in the day.

The lockdown at Utica College and surrounding school districts is still in place.

WIBX will continue to update this story.