Salamanca Student Threatens Staff

January 5, 2012 Updated Jan 5, 2012 at 10:18 PM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

January 5, 2012 Updated Jan 5, 2012 at 10:18 PM EDT

Salamanca, NY

A 15-year old boy at Salamanca High School was called to the office along with several other students around 9 a.m. Thursday morning.
Administrators wanted to discuss an undisclosed incident with the students.

The boy then started screaming and yelling obscenities and ran from the room. Staff quickly called police and chased after him.

The teenager ran into a tutoring lab that was occupied by a teacher and one other student at the time who were
both able to escape. The student then grabbed a lacrosse stick and a pair of scissors and threatened staff and the police.

"He was in the position in the classroom and our school counselors intervened immediately to help deescalate the situation but that did not appear likely to occur in a quick manner. We called the Salamanca Police for some assistance," said Bob Breidenstein, Superintendent of the Salamanca School District.

During the entire incident the school was ordered on lockdown for about 40 minutes. No one was injured.

The teen was a recent transfer to the school but had no history of problems according to the superintendent.

Charges are pending against the teen in family court.