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Juvenile arrested for threat against school

BALLSTON SPA - Ballston Spa Police said a 15-year-old was arrested Tuesday for allegedly making a threat against an elementary school. Police are not releasing the name of the teen because of his age.

Ballston Spa police said a 15-year-old boy called a 14-year-old boy Tuesday afternoon and asked if he wanted to "shoot up the elementary school." An adult heard that and called police.

Police said they don't believe there was any actual danger behind that threat, but it is being taken seriously. Police say the 15-year-old is being charged with aggravated harassment.

Police said no specific school was named in the alleged threat. There are several different elementary schools in the district.

The school district said the 15-year-old is a student in Ballston Spa, that the district has a code of conduct and that the student will face discipline through the school.

The district posted this statement on its website. It said it also emailed parents.

A Message from the Superintendent
 
At approximately 3:00 pm on Tuesday, the Ballston Spa Village Police Department received notification of a violent threat against an "elementary school".  The suspect was soon arrested and it was determined that there was no credible threat of danger to our students and staff.

Safety in our schools has been and will always remain our top priority.  We appreciate the support of our local law enforcement officials as we continue to work together to keep our schools safe.