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Sweet Home student charged with making threat to middle school

Posted at 8:34 PM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 20:35:33-05

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — A 13-year-old has been arrested for making a threat against Sweet Home Middle School.

Amherst Police say they were called to the school around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and began an investigation.

Investigators arrested and charged a 13-year-old student for making a terroristic threat. The teen was taken into custody and will be petitioned to Erie County Family Court.

The Sweet Home Central School District issued this statement on their website:

We are confident that the Middle School community is safe but as a precautionary measure, Amherst police will have a presence on campus tomorrow to ensure the safety of all students and staff. All Sweet Home Schools will have heightened security procedures in place. When the investigation is complete, we will provide additional information at that time.

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