Police: Teen threatened to start shooting at Corinth school

February 26, 2018 06:10 PM

A 14-year-old boy is arrested after police say he told an ex-girlfriend that he planned to shoot her and others at Corinth Central School.


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The sheriff's office says around 7:30 a.m. a deputy sheriff on patrol at Corinth High School was notified by a school administrator about a threatening text message a 13-year-old received from the 14-year-old. He threatened to shoot her and people at the school.

The deputy found the student before he even entered the school and he was arrested. He did not have a gun.

Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo says he has been assigning four deputies to go to schools just to have a presence after everything that happened in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed by a gunman at a high school.

Sheriff Zurlo says this incident really shows the importance of having school resource officers at school.

The 14-year old is being charged with making a terroristic threat -- which is a felony, as well as aggravated harassment.


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