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ALERT: Lockport student arrested for false threat


LOCKPORT -- A 15-year-old Lockport High School student was arrested today and charged with falsely reporting an incident following a reported threat at the high school.

According to New York State Police, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation had assisted the Lockport Police Department on Thursday with a possible Lockport High School threat of violence that was posted on social media. Further investigation revealed that a 14-year-old student had made a non-threatening post on social media. During the course of this investigation another 15-year-old student made a false social media post alleging that the 14-year-old had weapons and was a threat to the school. This information was false, but created perpetual rumors on social media sites that were incorrect and misleading causing alarm in the community.

This case was a collaborative investigation with Lockport Police Department, Lockport High School and the Niagara County Attorneys Office.

No further information will be given out at this time.

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