An eight-year-old student was arrested last week after making a terroristic threat against his Upstate New York school, according to police.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office said it received a complaint on Thursday that an elementary school student in the Charlotte Valley Central School district threatened to burn down the school around dismissal time, WBNG-TV reported.
The eight-year-old child, from Davenport, was arrested and issued a juvenile appearance ticket following an investigation. He is charged with a felony of making a terroristic threat.
“Sheriff Craig DuMond urges all parents to openly communicate with their children and impress upon them that any threats, whether real or perceived, and inappropriate comments or postings on social media regarding any potential school violence will likely result in legal action and disciplinary action being taken against them,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release. “Parents are further urged to encourage their children to immediately report any perceived threat of school related violence to a parent, school staff member, a responsible adult or to call 911 if the threat is of an emergent nature.”
The unidentified student has been ordered to appear at the Delaware County Probation Department at a later date to answer the charge.