Police: 13 year old threatened to "shoot up" school dance

Posted at: 10/25/2013 4:22 PM
Updated at: 10/25/2013 11:25 PM
By: WNYT Staff

TROY – Troy Police arrest a 13 year old boy after investigating threats of violence at Friday night's Middle School Halloween Dance.

The investigation started after rumors that a group of students were planning on “shooting up” the dance.

The school interviewed students and found four kids that were involved in the conversation; one had brought a pellet gun to school on Tuesday.

The male student was arrested Friday and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon on School Grounds.

There is no confirmation that the students intended to carry out the threat.

Troy police say none of the students will be at Friday’s dance but police presence will be high.