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Students Charged in Terrorist Threat at Elmira High

On Nov. 8, between 8:40 and 10:01 a.m., numerous phone calls were received at the Elmira High School main office, 777 S. Main St., Elmira, in which a caller(s) made threats to cause harm to students and staff, according to a news release from the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office (edited and printed here).

Elmira High School officials took precautionary measures to ensure the safety of students and faculty while an investigation was initiated by the School Resource Officer. The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation and Patrol Divisions also responded to the school to evaluate and assist. The investigation revealed two Elmira High School students, both juveniles, left school property for a short period of time and made the phone.

Both juveniles were arrested and arraigned in Chemung County Family Court on the charge of Making a Terroristic Threat, a Class D Felony. Both juveniles are to reappear in family court at a later date. The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Elmira Police Department, New York State Police and the Chemung County District Attorney’s Office.