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Olmsted at Kensington student charged with threatening to bring AK-47 to school

A 15-year-old female student was charged Wednesday with threatening to bring an AK-47 to Frederick Law Olmsted School at Kensington, according to a Buffalo police report.

The student made the threat during gym class, a witness told police, according to the report. The alleged threat involved bringing the assault rifle to the school today.

School administrators were informed of the matter late in the day on Wednesday and called 911, said Elena Cala, spokeswoman for Buffalo Public Schools.

The student, whose grade level was not provided, was charged with making a terroristic threat, a felony, according to a police report.

Buffalo police do not believe the teen really had access to such a weapon, said Capt. Jeff Rinaldo.

Students need to understand the power of threats, whether real or greatly exaggerated, Cala said.

"Threats of this nature will bring the attention of law enforcement every time because the safety of our students and staff is our first priority," Cala wrote in an email. "Students need to cool down, talk to a trusted adult, take advantage of a calming room if the school has one and rethink their anger."

Earlier this week, a former student at Nichols School was charged with weapons possession after an unloaded handgun and bullets were found in a backpack in the school's library, according to a police report.

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