An 18-year-old Weedsport High School student was arrested and charged Thursday with making a terrorist threat, a felony, and tampering with physical evidence, according to state police.
Troopers did not release the student's name, although an Alexander Mogavero was released on bail Friday morning from the Cayuga County Jail with the same age and same charge. State police said the student had been arraigned Thursday in the Town of Owasco Court and remanded to the jail on bail of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.
His next court appearance is on March 21, police said in the release.
The Weedsport Central School District posted on its website that a "high school student was arrested in connection with threatening images and content shared via social media." The school went on to say the student is not on campus Friday, and the school is making efforts to maintain a secure environment.
School officials contacted state police and an investigation ensued, leading to the felony charge.
Superintendent of Weedsport Central School District Shaun O'Connor said he does not believe there is any immediate danger to students or faculty, and there will be no lockdown at this time.
"I would say that the safety and security of our students is of primary consideration, so we've been making sure we have open and transparent lines of communication with all stakeholders and reviewing our safety and security protocols," O'Connor said. "I'm grateful to those who provided us with information, and I would continue to ask all of our stakeholders for the partnership that we have in ensuring the safety of all of our students and staff."
O'Connor would not comment on the student or investigation specifically, but did say there are procedures for student misconduct that will be upheld.
The investigation is still ongoing and police are asking anyone with information to contact them at (315) 255-2767.