Suspect who prompted school lockouts found

October 23, 2017 08:41 PM

Sheriff's units in Wilton say 16-year-old Bryce Byno, the teen who left a home after an argument, has been found. The sheriff says the teen was spotted near his home by a deputy on Route 9. He was unarmed at the time. Investigators found the weapon later.

The teen's mother says he was making suicidal thoughts before he left around 11:15 Monday morning.

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Sheriff Michael Zurlo called for Maple Avenue Middle School and Dorothy Nolan Elementary to be on lockout. Saratoga Springs High School delayed dismissal. All three schools were dismissed with the help of deputies.

SUNY Adirondack in Wilton also cancelled classes and about 4,000 residents got an automated call from police warning them.

The sheriff says the teen didn't make threats of wanting to hurt others, he is just being extra careful.

"He made those threats leaving the house, heading in the direction towards the school – so our first concern is the safety of the students and staff and administration these schools. So it was our call immediately to put them in lockout," explained Zurlo, before the teen was found.

Stay with NewsChannel 13 on-air and online. As we continue to follow this story, we will be sure to pass along new details as they come in.


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