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Cops: Riverhead student charged with making terroristic threat

Riverhead High School is pictured on May 23,

Riverhead High School is pictured on May 23, 2013. Credit: Ian J. Stark

A male juvenile was arrested Sunday night after he made what “could be construed as a threat” against fellow students at Riverhead High School, Riverhead Town police said.

Police have not identified the student and declined to detail the threat, made on a “social media site.” The site was not identified and, in a statement released Monday, police said: “No further information will be released at this time due to the age of the parties involved.”

The district, also in a statement, said that while “all is safe” as a precaution officials had asked for police presence at the high school Monday.

In an account of the incident Monday, police said they were notified at 9:12 p.m. Sunday by a high school student that “a fellow student had created a post on a social media site that could be construed as a threat against fellow students at the school.”

An investigation by detectives led to the arrest of the male juvenile, police said. That juvenile was charged with making a terroristic threat and was released to a parent, police said. Arraignment will take place at a later date.

In its statement Monday, the school district said: “Late last night, Riverhead PD received information about an online potential threat to the High School. Upon investigation, an individual was arrested. At this time there is no longer a threat to the High School and all is safe. As a precaution, we have asked for a police presence throughout the day.”

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