The Northern Westchester Examiner

Student Charged with Making Threat at Lakeland High School

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A 14-year-old male Lakeland High School student was charged with juvenile delinquency Wednesday afternoon after school administrators reported to a police officer working on site that a threat was made against the school.

Investigation by Yorktown Police revealed the student, who was not identified, allegedly made statements to two other students that he hated the school and was going to “shoot up” the school. It is further alleged the male told one of the other students he was going to notify her when it was going to happen and sent photographs of guns and knives to the same student.

On its website, district administrators maintained “at no time were students or staff in danger.”

“As always, safety and security remain our number one priority,” officials stated. “We are monitoring the situation very closely and will take all appropriate actions as necessary.”

Officials added, “The alleged threat has not been confirmed by testimony or video, however was taken very seriously.”

Police said the student was arrested at his residence, released to a parent at the scene and issued a juvenile appearance ticket. The student is due to appear in the Westchester County Department of Probation on October 13.

If the student was an adult, he would have faced charges of aggravated harassment in the second degree.


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