Cops: 2 High school students arrested in separate schools
Suffolk County police arrested two 17-year-old high school students at separate high schools Monday -- one who is accused of writing a threatening note and the other accused of bringing an air gun into the building, police said.
Amityville High School officials contacted the Village of Amityville Police Department at about 8:50 a.m. after they found a note in a stairwell threatening to blow up the school. First Squad detectives were able to discover the student's name, but it was not released.
A 17-year-old female from North Amityville was arrested and charged with falsely reporting an incident, an E class felony, police said. She is scheduled to be arraigned in First District Court in Central Islip Tuesday.
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Also Monday, a 17-year-old student at Commack High School was arrested after he brought an air gun to the school, Suffolk County police said.
The student found the air gun on the ground as the student was walking to school, a police spokeswoman said, and he put the gun in his backpack. He continued to school, but a witness had seen him pick up the gun and notified school officials, the spokeswoman said.
Police responded to the school and the student was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school grounds.
In an email notification to parents, Commack school officials said the high school "was and remains secure, with our students and staff safe with minimal disruption to their school routines."
The police spokeswoman said the unidentified student was to be released to his mother Monday.