Schools and buildings in the Elmira City School District enacted lock out policies after numerous phone calls, making unspecified threats, were made to Elmira High School this morning.
According to police, the phone calls were received between 8:40 am and 10:01 am, prompting the School Resource Officer to initiate an investigation with more police agencies responding. According to the Chemung County Sheriff’s Department, two Elmira High School students left the school property for a short period of time, made numerous phone calls and then returned to the school.
Students at the high school were put on “sit in place” status while police investigated the threat. The exact details of what threats were made have not been released by police
Multiple police agencies responded to the situation and all district buildings were placed on lock out mode as a precaution.
At 12:11 pm, the district wide lock down was lifted.
The two students, both juveniles, were arrested and arraigned at the Chemung County Family Court on charges of Making A Terroristic Threat, a Class D felony. Both are to reappear in family court at a later date.