UPDATE: Amherst Police have arrested a 12-year-old juvenile student in connection with the bomb threat made to the school on Monday.
Police say the student is being charged with making a terroristic threat and will be referred to family court.
Superintendent of Williamsville School District, Scott Martzloff and Principal of Mill Middle, Michael Calandra responded to the arrest this afternoon.
In a joint statement, officials say, “The police investigation has concluded and the perpetrator will face criminal charges. School discipline action, aligned with established conduct policies, is being implemented and will be strong.”
The statement also says the district recognizes students play a key role in maintaining a safe school environment and applaud any student or member of the school community who steps forward to help ensure the safety of the school.
ORIGINAL: The Amherst Police Department responded to a bomb threat at Mill Middle School in Williamsville on Monday.
Police say it happened at 3:10 pm.
Responding officers checked the building with school officials and found no credible threat.