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Facebook threat at Sherman Central leads to school lockout

Lockout has since been lifted
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Posted at 10:24 AM, Dec 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-09 10:38:45-05

State Police say a 15-year-old's threatening Facebook post led to a school lockout at Sherman Central early Friday morning.

The lockout has since ended at the Chautauqua County school.

According to State Police, the 15-year-old made a threat of violence against the school. Gun use was specifically mentioned. As a result, the school went into a "lockout" as a precaution.

The 15-year-old is in custody and is being interviewed. There are no charges at this point in time.