NYSP arrest 16 year-old in connection with school threat made in February

AUSABLE, N.Y. - New York State Police say they've made an arrest in connection with a threat made to Ausable Valley Central School.

State Police were first notified about a potential school violence threat made on social media, on February 23.

Police say the reported threat involved a subject stating they were going to shoot people at the school.

An investigation later revealed a fictitious Instagram account was created in the name of an uninvolved individual, and the alarming comments were posted on the fictitious page.

The post was also spread through other social media apps, but deemed to be non-credible by police. 

State Police arrested and charged a 16-year-old from Keeseville for Aggravated Harassment 2nd degree and Identity Theft 3rd degree.

The 16-year-old was issued appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Ausable Court.

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