A 16-year-old male has been charged with allegedly making threats against Cato-Meridian Central School District, Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould said Thursday.
The charges stem from an investigation into threats made against the school district and "specific students in the district," according to a sheriff's office news release. The threats were posted to social media.
Cato-Meridian cancelled afternoon and evening activities Tuesday after learning of the threats. A letter published on the district's website revealed that a student told administrators they were being threatened on social media. The sheriff's office launched an investigation after being informed of the threats.
Superintendent Terry Ward said the individual who is accused of making the threats isn't a student at the high school.
The sheriff's office said the teen, whose name wasn't released, was arrested at about 10:23 p.m. Wednesday. He was charged with making a terroristic threat, a class D felony.
The teen was arraigned and remanded to the Cayuga County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.
Ward posted another letter to the district website Thursday morning informing the community of the arrest.
"I would like to thank everyone who cooperated with police," Ward wrote. "I would like also like to thank our High School crisis team for their work. Lastly, I'd like to thank the Cayuga County Sheriff's Department for their cooperation and partnership during this investigation."