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Man arrested after apparent threat causes lockdown at Hinsdale Central School

Nicholas McChesney (State Police photo)

A Frewsburg man was arrested after an apparent threat Thursday morning that resulted in a lockdown at Hinsdale Central School, State Police reported.

Investigators said Nicholas A. McChesney, 20, texted a 17-year-old student suggesting the school be "locked" because he had a gun and would harm others.

Bureau of Criminal Investigation officers contacted McChesney, who said he was having mental health problems and agreed to go to a hospital for evaluation. He was apprehended without incident in Salamanca and had no access to firearms, troopers said.

Investigators found that McChesney was issued an order to stay away from the 17-year-old and was convicted of second-degree criminal contempt in March. He was charged with first-degree criminal contempt and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

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