The following statement is from Cortland Enlarged City School District Superintendent Michael Hoose:
Threatening Post Message
At approximately 2 pm Friday afternoon we (Cortland HS) were notified by the Cortland Police Department of a threatening post on social media. This post was reported by one of our students and we appreciate their willingness to follow the rule, “see something, say something.”
The Cortland Police Department, in cooperation with the Cortland County Sheriff and other law enforcement agencies, located the suspect in a neighboring county. A search warrant was obtained and he was arrested early this morning and brought to Cortland for arraignment.
The Cortland District and community wish to thank the person who reported the threat and the quick and thorough action of our local and neighboring law enforcement agencies.
We take all threats seriously. We are committed to providing our students and staff a safe learning environment. We encourage anyone with information about this or any situation to contact the Cortland Police.
Although this situation has been resolved, we will continue to remain vigilant. Since the event in Florida you might have noticed an increased presence of law enforcement personnel around our schools. This increased presence will continue as we want everyone to know that we’re constantly looking out for everyone’s safety.
The Cortland Police Department posted this information on its Facebook page:
Snapchat post NOT referencing Cortland High School
The Cortland Police Department has been made aware of a Snapchat post that is being shared / circulated throughout the community today. The photograph depicts a male lying in bed with a military style rifle with the captions “F%#% CHS I’m going out with a bang” and “dont go to school tmrw.” This Snapchat DOES NOT reference the Cortland High School. The Snapchat was created on April 6, 2018 in Clovis, New Mexico. The Clovis, New Mexico Police Department investigated the Snapchat post and took a 17 year old male into custody as a juvenile offender.