LeRoy student charged with felony for threatening to shoot student
LeRoy, N.Y. (WHAM) - A student at LeRoy Junior-Senior High School was arrested Wednesday for allegedly making a threat against students.
The 16-year-old boy, who is not being identified, was at the school at 3:15 p.m. Genesee County Sheriff's deputies said the boy threatened to shoot another student.
Deputies were called to the school and learned from officials at the school that the student had been invovled in a fight in a hallway with several other students and threatened them.
The boy did not have any weapons; no one was injured.
The boy, who is from Stafford, was charged with felony making a terroristic threat. He was remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Deputies said the boy is awaiting a hearing.
The Genesee County Sheriff's Office said this serves as a reminder that there is a "no tolerance policy" for any violence or threats of violence directed in school or about school.
"These are different times," said Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster of the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, "and whether it's said in jest or not, it's going not going to be in how you said it; it's going to be up to how it was interpreted and what was the believed intent behind it."
Brewster said he wants all parents and students to get one message: Think before you speak, on and off school property.