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Hamburg police: 16-year-old Frontier student to be arrested for email threat

A 16-year-old is expected to be arrested and charged Tuesday in connection with Monday's incident in which an email threat caused a shelter in place to be instituted at Frontier High School and Big Tree Elementary, according to the Hamburg Police Department.

"While the investigation is currently still ongoing, it is anticipated that charges will be filed" in Erie County Family Court "against the subject of an investigation yesterday regarding e-mail threats that were received by Frontier High School administration," police said in a statement on their Facebook page.

"The 16-year-old Frontier student will be charged as Adolescent Offender under the State’s new ‘raise the age’ law. As such the student’s name will not be released.

"It is important to note that the threat was deemed not to be credible and at no time were students or staff in any danger. Any further inquiries should be directed to Frontier Administration."

According to the New York Department of Education website, a shelter in place is an emergency situation that is used to shelter students and staff inside the building. In many shelter-in-place situations, students in hallways return to their assigned classrooms and attendance is taken while teachers and staff await further instructions.

Hamburg police: Shelter in place at Frontier High, Big Tree Elementary

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