A 13-year-old has been arrested for allegedly making threats of gun violence to the Romulus School District through social media.
The information was brought to the attention of the district’s School Resource Officer Monday. When the investigation started, the whereabouts of the 13-year-old was unknown, which prompted a brief lock down at the school. Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies located the teen a short time later and took the individual into custody for a mental health evaluation. The teen never was at the school and it does not appear this was a credible threat.
The 13-year-old was charged with felony making a terroristic threat, with the case now being handled by Seneca County Family Court.
Since Monday’s incident, extra sheriff’s deputies have been present at the Romulus school in an effort to put students and faculty at ease.