Troopers make two arrests in school violence threats

Written by on February 16, 2018

Press Release:

On February 16, 2018 at 9:05 a.m., Troopers and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) responded to Chautauqua Lake School for a threat of violence reported to school staff. The school initiated a lockout while State Police investigated.

The investigation revealed that a possible threat of violence could exist at Ashville BOCES. Ashville also went into lockout and additional Troopers and BCI responded. During this investigation, a 17-year-old student at Chautauqua Lake and a 15-year-old student from Ashville BOCES were taken into custody under the state’s mental hygiene law. Subsequently, the lockouts at both schools were lifted.

Both students were transported to hospitals for evaluation, and this investigation is continuing.

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