On Monday, the New York State Police responded to the Southern Cayuga School in the town of Venice, which is located in Cayuga County, for a report of a student making violent threats towards other students at the school.
Troopers located the student at his residence and he was taken into custody without incident. The 13-year-old student was processed at SP Auburn and charged with Making a Terroristic Threat, a class “D” felony. The student is scheduled to appear in the Cayuga County Family Court on May 22, 2019.
A similar situation was investigated in the Northern Tier after a threatening note was found at the North Penn- Mansfield High School on Monday. The district said the note was not directed at an individual and did not mention a specific act. However the threat was taken seriously and there was a heavy police presence at several schools across the district today. Students were asked not to bring backpacks and other large bags to school as a precaution.