Amherst Police: 13-year-old charged with making terroristic threat against Sweet Home Middle


Amherst Police say a 13-year-old student was arrested Wednesday following an investigation into a threat made at Sweet Home Middle School. 

Police say the threat was made around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

The student was charged with making a terroristic threat and taken into custody to be petitioned to Erie County Family Court. 

Anthony J. Day, Superintendent of Schools for Sweet Home School District, wrote the following message on the district’s website Wednesday. 

This afternoon, Wednesday, December 12, Sweet Home Middle School administrators were alerted to a possible threat against the Middle School. Working collaboratively with law enforcement officials, a subject has been identified and that student is now being questioned by the Amherst Police. 

We are confident that the Middle School community is safe but as a precautionary measure, Amherst police will have a presence on campus tomorrow to ensure the safety of all students and staff. All Sweet Home Schools will have heightened security procedures in place. When the investigation is complete, we will provide additional information at that time.

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