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Tompkins County Sheriff Make Arrest After School Shooting Threat


Yesterday around 8:45am the Tompkins Sheriff’s departments were dispatched to the Lansing High School in Lansing, NY for an alleged threat against the school.

During the investigation the school learned of a Snapchat post by one of their students that referenced him becoming involved in a shooting incident at the school.

The post was shared by another student which led to many witnessing the post, including school officials. The student that shared it commented on the post, further reiterating that the first student was going to shoot up the school.

Lansing High School immediately took action by securing those involved and has fully cooperated with Sheriff deputies on their investigation. The student involved was not found to have a firearm on his person when the report was made.

“I commend our Lansing School officials for their prompt action and notification to law enforcement, this was handled extremely well.” Sheriff Osborne stated.

The student, age 16, who made the original post was subsequently charged with Making a Terroristic Threat, a Class D Felony. The name of the student is not being provided due to his age.

Arrangements are being made for him to appear in Tompkins County Court.

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