Queensbury Middle School student charged with felony after alleged threat | Local

QUEENSBURY — A 13-year-old student at Queensbury Middle School has been charged with a felony after authorities say he made a verbal threat involving the school on May 25.

The student was charged with making a terrorist threat and was referred to the Warren County Probation Department for further action, according to a press release from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office issued Friday.

An investigation into the threat was conducted by members of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit, as well as the school resource officer and school staff.

Queensbury Schools Superintendent Kyle Gannon sent a note to parents about the incident on Friday morning, writing that school officials learned of the pupil’s arrest on Thursday this week.

Gannon described the details this way: “At the end of the school day on Wednesday May 25, a student at Queensbury Middle School began to shout violent threats against the school. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office was immediately contacted and deputies attended the student’s home to investigate. Appropriate action has been taken and the student has not been to school since making the threat.

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Gannon wrote that “the district has also been informed that law enforcement has determined that there is no way for the student to carry out the threat.”

The superintendent’s statement continued: “Queensbury UFSD takes these issues seriously and is committed to keeping students and staff safe. We want members of our community to feel safe and report their concerns to the school administration or a trusted adult. Remember, “If you see something, say something.”

Martha K. Merrill