Skip to Content

School threats investigated in Chenango County

NEW BERLIN, N.Y. (WBNG) — One school district went on lockdown and another on “lock out” Tuesday following a threat made by a student in Chenango County.

According to a post on the Unadilla Valley Central School District website, one of its students made an audio recording threat that was discovered by two students in the Otselic Valley Central School District on Tuesday.

The Unadilla-Valley Central School District went on lockdown at 11:16 a.m. on Tuesday as Chenango County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated. The district notes that the lockdown was lifted about a half hour later, after the student suspected of making the threat was located and their locker was search, yielding no weapons or banned items.

Otselic Valley Central School District Superintendent Rob Berson says his district was placed on a lock-out, based on information it had from the district’s incident command team. Berson also notes New York State Police were contact.

Berson also explained no specific school was mentioned in the threat.

A spokesperson for Unadilla Valley Central School District says the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the threat.

There is no word on what disciplinary actions were taken with the student accused of making the threat.

12 News has reached out to state police, but have not yet heard back.

David Hermanovitch

Skip to content