12-Year-Old Accused Of Threatening 'Mass Harm' At Burnt Hills School

A 12-year-old boy is accused of making threats against a middle school in the region.

O’Rourke Middle School in Burnt Hills.

O’Rourke Middle School in Burnt Hills.

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Saratoga County Sheriff’s deputies were called just before 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, after a social media threat was discovered against O’Rourke Middle School in Burnt Hills.

Deputies did not elaborate on the nature of the threat but determined that it was not credible. There was no disruption to school activities.

The 12-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of making a threat of mass harm, a misdemeanor.

“Once again, the partnerships we’ve developed with the schools and the students led to a quick, safe resolution to this call,” said Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo. 

“The safety of our schools is one of our top priorities and our SRO (school resource officer) program is integral to his goal.”

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