PENDLETON, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Starpoint middle schooler has been charged with a felony after authorities say he threatened violence at the school over Snapchat.

On Sunday, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office received a report about a Snapchat photo indicating possible violence against Starpoint Middle School.

An investigation then began, resulting in the arrest of a student, whose name was not released. He has been charged with making a terroristic threat.

Following his arrest, the student was released to the custody of his parents. He’ll appear at Niagara County Probation at a later time.

“We will continue to investigate all school threats and take the appropriate action,” Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti said in a press release.

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