WATERVLIET, N.Y. — On May 30, the Watervliet Police Department responded to the Watervliet High School for a threat of violence against the school. In partnership with school administrators, including the department’s School Resource Officer, it was determined that a juvenile student was upset about a school policy, and as a result, stated to a staff member, “This is why I’m going to shoot up the school.”
Watervliet Police charged the juvenile, a 14-year-old girl, with felony making a terroristic threat.
This is the second juvenile student arrested by the department during the previous two weeks for threatening violence against the school.
“No threat of violence against the school, students, or staff will be tolerated. I cannot overstate how important it is for the people making such threats to comprehend that disturbing words, however slight, toward the school are criminal and have lasting consequences,” Watervliet Police Chief Joseph Centanni said in a news release from the police department.
“The Watervliet Police Department will continue to work closely with the school district and our law enforcement partners to ensure the wellbeing of the students and school staff,” Centanni added.
As a result of the restrictive provisions in New York’s Raise the Age laws, the defendant was released on an appearance ticket and ordered to probation.
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