Student, 15, Arrested After ‘Prank’ Spurs NY School Lockdown
LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A 15-year-old has been arrested after authorities said his made-up report of a gunman in a classroom led to a lockdown at his high school in New York's Hudson Valley.
It happened Monday morning at Arlington High School in LaGrangeville. Arlington School District Superintendent Brendan Lyons says in a statement that a student texted a relative around 10:15 a.m. that that there was a "shooter" in the student's classroom, and the relative notified authorities.
Dutchess County Sheriff's Office Lt. Shawn Castano says the threat was "determined to be a prank." Normal school activities resumed after about an hour.
The student was arrested on a false-reporting charge. His name wasn't released, as the case is being handled in family court.