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Teen charged with making threatening call to Gaskill Middle School

NIAGARA FALLS – A 14-year-old Niagara Falls High School student has been arrested by Niagara Falls police detectives Wednesday afternoon for placing a call to Niagara County dispatchers claiming there was a hostage situation at Gaskill Middle School and demanding $1 million or a hostage would be shot in head.

The threat prompted a two-hour lockdown at the school.

The teen, who used the cell phone of a friend’s mother to make the call, was charged with a felony count of making a terrorist threat and a misdemeanor count of aggravated harassment.

The call was traced and the boy was arrested by Niagara Falls police uniformed officers and detectives and the county sheriff’s office.

He is being prosecuted in Niagara County Family Court. His name is not being released.