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Threat at Verona elementary school prompts lockdown: Troopers arrest one person for making terroristic threat

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State police in Oneida County made an arrest after a school threat in the town of Verona. Around 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday the Durhamville Elementary School was placed into lockdown protocol after receiving a threatening ... more
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Seneca County teen charged with making threat at Hornell High School

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A 14-year-old from Seneca County has been accused of threatening the safety of students at the Hornell High School Friday. According to the Hornell Police Department, officers were alerted to the alleged threat around 12 ... more
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Student charged with falsely reporting incident in Gananda

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Investigators with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office say the student who prompted a lockdown at the Gananda Middle School last week has been charged with falsely reporting an incident. The 8th grader is accused of ... more
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No threat found at Auburn High School: Students dismissed early after investigation

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Students at Auburn High School were dismissed early Monday after a lockdown on campus. Police investigated after a tip was received by 911 workers that a student had a gun. According to APD, a vice ... more
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Penfield schools install emergency alert buttons amid increasingly frequent school threats

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The Penfield Central School District has moved in a new direction amid threats at schools locally- and across the U.S. According to district officials, easy-to-use emergency alert buttons have been installed. News10NBC reports that families ... more
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Student, parents charged in Kendall School District after threat: Weapons turned up after investigation

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Deputies in Orleans County say a 14-year-old from the Kendall School District and his parents have been charged in connection with a threat last week. On May 25 the district reported a threat by social ... more
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Gananda superintendent after threat at Middle School: “One of the scariest days I’ve ever had”

Gananda Middle School sent into lockdown after false report claims person inside school with gun
Gananada Superintendent Shawn Van Scoy spoke out after a scary day for students, faculty, parents, and community members in his school district. Reports surfaced earlier in the day that a person with a gun was ... more
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NYS Legislature passes bill that raises age to buy and own semi-automatic rifles to 21

NY Legislature passes bill that raises age to buy and own semi-automatic rifles to 21
Less than three weeks after the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York's Legislature voted on Thursday to raise the purchase age for buying or possessing a semi-automatic rifle to 21 years old. On Tuesday, state ... more
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State leaders announce 10-bill package to strengthen gun control

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Following the shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, New York State lawmakers are seeking to pass tougher gun control laws. Attorney General Letitia James also announced action against sellers of homemade gun parts, the components ... more
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Lansing High School: Teen charged with threatening school shooting on Snapchat

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A Tompkins County teen has been charged with making a threat on social media about the Lansing High School. According to the sheriff's office, deputies responded to Lansing High School around 8:48 a.m. on Wednesday ... more
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Penn Yan schools enter lockout after person reports teen with gun

Penn Yan schools enter lockout after person reports teen with gun
Police have provided an update on a threat that prompted Penn Yan schools to enter hold in place and lockout protocol yesterday. On Tuesday, May 31, officers were called to Maple Avenue by School Drive ... more
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South Seneca parents want deputy deployed to both schools following Texas shooting, incident at middle school

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Three days after the shooting in Buffalo and a week before the shooting in Texas, South Seneca Central School District had its own threat to assess. FingerLakes1.com has learned of an incident that occurred on ... more
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Local police expand presence in schools after shooting in Texas

Local police up presence in schools after shooting in Texas
Local police are ramping up their presence in schools as a precautionary measure in the wake of the mass shooting in Texas. On Tuesday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced State Police will also patrol ... more
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Troopers: Gananda student arrested after posing with firearm in social media post

Troopers: Gananda HS student posed with apparent assault rifle in social media
New York State Police say a 17-year-old was taken into custody after an incident on Wednesday. According to a news release, state police were notified around 12:30 p.m. by local police of a social media ... more
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State, local police are increasing school patrols in wake of Texas shooting

NY State Police increasing school patrols through end of academic year
New York State Police will increase patrols and conduct daily check-ins at schools from now until the end of the school year, Governor Kathy Hochul announced this morning. Following the horrific shooting at a Texas ... more
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