GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. - Gloversville Police arrested a man for making a threat against the high school leading to the district schools to go into lockout Wednesday.
Police say they have arrested 24-year-old Trevor Blanchard of Speculator for allegedly making online threats via social media site Snapchat to a female Gloversville High School student. Police say he threatened to "shoot up the Gloversville High School Columbine style."
Due to the threat, district officials and the police department met and determined police would provide an increased presence at schools in the district on Wednesday until the threat could be investigated and to ensure the safety of the 800 plus students and faculty members. Police investigated the threat and determined that it is not credible.
A lockout was initiated for about one hour Wednesday with heightened awareness at each of school building. The school website states a police presence was at the school on Monday, as well, having officers walk through the hallways to help ensure students' safety.
Blanchard is being charged with Making Terroristic Threats, a felony. He has also been charged with Disseminating Indecent Materials to Minors, a felony, for allegedly sending images sexual in nature to a 14-year-old female and requesting she send him nude photos in return.