Updated: Former Somers Student Makes Threats to School, Taken Into Custody

The teen had posted a message on Facebook with threats to the high school. New York State Police has taken him into custody.

The teen, who made the threatening comments, has been identified as a 16-year-old Yorktown Heights resident. He was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment, a misdemeanor. Read the full story on his arrest here.


Updated: Thursday, 1:28 p.m. 

The Somers Central School District posted on the this Facebook page a follow up to their message earlier this morning. They said state troopers had already apprehended the teen before the school buses left in the morning and it had been determined there was no threat to the students' safety.

"Currently, NY State Troopers are engaged in an active investigation," the post read. "Again, the State Troopers have determined that there is no credible threat to the SHS campus or any other District site, and we will continue to work with them as they conduct their investigation. As always, we will continue to take all reports seriously and respond accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns, you may call Matt Carr at 914-277-2434."

Original story:

A former Somers High School student has been taken into police custody after he made threatening messages online Wednesday night.

New York State police confirmed to Patch this morning the man was arrested. 

The threat appeared on his Facebook page Wednesday night. The teen wrote that Somers had made his life "hell" and he had been pushed to the edge, to "the point where [his] one goal in life" was to make people's lives miserable even if he were to get "life in prison." 

Somers Central School District officials sent an email to parents with children in the school district, titled "SHS Event" that they were made aware of the threat toward the high school. 

The email stated: "Late last night we received information that a threat was made toward the high school from a Somers High School student that currently does not attend the school. The State Troopers have the student in custody and there is no threat. At this point we have no reason to believe there is any reason for concern. Please send your child to school as usual."

A Yorktown-Patch Somers reader said her nieces were aware of the incident and because of it they did not go to school in the morning, but planned on attending later in the day. 

State police told Patch that state trooper Thomas Libretti, who is the liaison to the school, was at the school investigating.

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