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Watkins Glen student arrested after making threats toward school

A 16-year-old from Watkins Glen is facing charges for allegedly threatening violence at Watkins Glen High School.

According to police, a student told the School Resource Officer on Saturday that a 16-year-old student had threatened violence against the school. An investigation was started immediately.

The 16-year-old student was taken into custody without incident shortly after the complaint. He was charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident. He will appear in Watkins Glen Village court at a later date.

Police say the school was never in danger and school officials were notified of the threat.

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