In Albany County, the Watervliet Police Department was contacted on Thursday, May 18, with reports of a physical threat against Watervliet High School.
An investigation determined that a 15-year-old girl was angry over a school policy and took to social media, threatening to “shoot (the school) up,” police said.
The student was arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat, a felony.
She was arraigned in Albany County Family Court and later released on her own recognizance.
In a statement, Watervliet Police Chief Joseph Centanni said threats against the school will not be tolerated.
“Each one is taken seriously until their legitimacy is determined,” he said. “The only thing more important than the education of children is their safety.”
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