A 14-year-old student at the Rondout Valley High School was arrested Thursday for allegedly making a threat to bomb the Marbletown Elementary School, in a case police say is unrelated to previous threats made to the school.
On Thursday, the Rondout Valley Central School District evacuated the Marbletown Elementary School in response to a threat made at the high school. According to a statement from the New York State Police, an investigation conducted by state and Ulster County police found that the threat was not credible.
Times Herald-Record reporter Pauline Liu reports that the threat was made with tinfoil at a lunch table:
Investigator James Charlonis said several students were writing messages during lunch Thursday on a Rondout Valley High School cafeteria table using tin foil.
One of those messages was deemed to be a bomb threat, he said.
Police do not believe the tinfoil message was related to several previous threats made to Marbletown Elementary, which were mailed to the school.
In a similar case, two young students at Delaware Academy in Delhi were arrested and charged with making terroristic threats recently, after a threatening message was found scrawled in a textbook.