BATAVIA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 12-year-old and 13-year-old have been charged over an alleged threat to shoot up a Genesee County school, the Batavia Police Department announced Thursday.
The two juveniles, who were attending Notre Dame High School, were charged with making a terroristic threat stemming from the April 20 incident.
Police say the students made a phone call to a suicide hotline in which an alleged threat to shoot up a school was made. Officers responded to all schools in the county, placing each one in a lockdown/secure status, meaning no one could enter or exit the building but instruction can continue as normal.
On-scene police were able to quickly determine the threat was a hoax and all schools were then released from lockdown.
Additional information cannot be released due to the age of the suspects.
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