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Juvenile Arrested after Report of Threatening Images Sent to Students

A Cayuga County juvenile has been arrested after a Monday incident involving an alleged photo sent to schoolkids.

According to Sheriff Brian Schenck, his office received a report that an image depicting what appeared to be firearms and a reference to students coming to school the next day was sent to several students riding a Union Springs School Bus via iPhone airdrop.

After a student who claimed to have been sent the picture showed the image to a grandparent, the grandparent contacted the sheriff’s office.

After an investigation, a juvenile was arrested Thursday for Falsely Reporting an Incident and issued an appearance ticket for family court.

“Any conduct that appears to be threatening in nature against our schools or members of our community will be investigated thoroughly and if found to be in violation of the law, we will hold those responsible accountable. There are consequences for threatening behavior and investigating these types of incidents will remain our priority,” Schenck said in a statement.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Union Springs School District and the School Resource Officer assigned to the district.

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