Arrest made after Ballston Spa school threat
Police have made an arrest following that anonymous threat made against the Ballston Spa Central School District.
The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office says someone reported their child received a Snap Chat message about a possible school shooting take place at the district.
Extra security is still in place around the school district out of an abundance of caution. That includes added patrols from the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.
The school district said in a message on its website that it became aware of the threat Sunday evening. They say someone shared it through social media.
The sheriff’s office says the threat was non-credible, according to the school district’s website.
Ballston Spa Mayor Frank Rossi announced the arrest on Facebook.
This is the latest in a string of scares in the first week or two of the new school year. There two incidents in Glens Falls. A BB gun fell out of a student’s bag. Then a handful of days later, a replica gun fell from another student’s bag.
Last week, a student on a Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk bus claimed to have a weapon. An immediate check of the bus revealed no weapon.
School safety has been a major priority for every school district, especially because of the shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas. Many districts have updated their safety plans this school year.