An end-of-day announcement allegedly made by a Dobbs Ferry High School student ended with an arrest on Thursday, according to police.
The Dobbs Ferry Police Department reported receiving a phone call at 3:02 p.m. on September 26 from a DFHS staff member reporting a student in a third floor classroom could have a firearm.
Police noted the alleged incident occurred right before the end of the school day and multiple officers responded to the school.
"Numerous officers from this agency responded directly to the High School and determine that a 17-year-old student had been removed from a third floor classroom by school officials prior to the arrival of police personnel and detained within an administrative office," according to a press release.
Following an investigation, police said they learned the teen did not possess a weapon himself, but told a classroom with 22 students and two teachers that "another student was in possession of a firearm."
The 17-year-old was then arrested and charged with Falsely Reporting an Incident in the Third Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor; and Disorderly Conduct, a violation.
He was processed at police headquarters and released with a returnable court date of October 3.
Police said they are continuing the investigation.