The Northern Westchester Examiner

Ossining High Seniors Charged with Making Social Media Threats

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Two Ossining High School seniors were charged Friday with making terroristic threats on social media that caused a lockout at three district schools on Thursday.

Village Police said the two unidentified 16-year-old males made what was reported as a non-specific threat on Twitter. They were charged with felony counts in Westchester County Family Court.

The district declared a lockout at the high school, Anne M. Dorner Middle School and Claremont Elementary School until 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. Afterschool activities were held as scheduled. Parents were notified of the lockout by district officials at about 1 p.m.

Village Police worked with the Westchester County Intelligence Center and district officials to identify the source of the threats.

It is the second time a social media threat was made in the district during the current school year. A threat was made on September 24 that caused a lockout at the high school. No arrests were made in that incident.

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