COLONIE — Police charged a 16-year-old student at the Maywood School after he allegedly threatened to bring a gun to school and commit a shooting.
According to Colonie police Lt. Daniel Belles, the Tuesday, June 7, threat was heard by multiple students and faculty members.
The student was taken into custody and charged with making a terroristic threat, a felony.
The students, who is not named because of his age, was under the supervision of the Schenectady County Probation Department due to a previous robbery conviction, Belles said.
Investigators ensured the student did not have access to weapons after he was arrested, Belles said.
The student was brought before an Albany County Family Court accessible magistrate and released under supervision to Albany County probation. An order of protection was issued barring him from the school and Albany County.
The Maywood School, at 1979 Central Ave., is under the auspices of the Capital Region BOCES. It bills itself as “giving special education to students in kindergarten through grade 12,” according to the website.
Capital Region BOCES is handling internal disciplinary matters regarding the student, Belles said.
It is still an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact the Colonie Police Investigations Division at 518-783-2754.