Sheriff: Teen charged after Romulus school lockdown this week

On Thursday at about 3 p.m. investigators charged a 13-year-old juvenile after making threats of firearm violence to the Romulus Central School District on social media.

Sheriff Tim Luce says information was brought to the attention of the District’s School Resource Officer on Monday and an investigation was immediately launched. Initially, the juvenile’s whereabouts were unknown, which prompted a brief lockdown at the school.

A short time later, deputies located the teen and referred the individual to mental health services.

At the time, it was confirmed that the juvenile was not at the school and it does not appear that there was a credible safety issue for the school or any of the occupants. The juvenile was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in Seneca County Family Court at a later date. 

Sheriff Luce says extra deputies have been present at the school in an effort to put students and faculty at ease. Due to the age of the juvenile, the identify of the individual will not be released by law enforcement.

The teen was charged on a family court equivalent of ‘Making a Terroristic Threat’.

The investigation was a joint effort between the Sheriff’s Office, Romulus Central School District, and Seneca County Community Counseling.

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