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Greenport High School student arrested for threat against school, police say

Southold Town police arrested a 15-year-old student from Greenport High School who allegedly made a threat to “shoot up the school.”

Police said they were notified Friday through the district’s school resource officers that a student had made a threat. Detectives responded along with the school resource officers and the student, who is ninth grade, was identified as the source of the threat, police said.

Police arrested the boy Monday and charged him with one count of making a terroristic threat, a felony, and second-degree aggravated harassment, a misdemeanor.

The boy was previously investigated for a threat in May, police said.

He is scheduled to be arraigned in Family Court in Riverhead Monday, police said.

Greenport Superintendent Marlon Small did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday morning.

Arrests of students across Long Island have been on the rise in the past two weeks following the massacre in Uvalde, Texas in May that left 19 children and two teachers dead. Two Riverhead High School students were arrested earlier this month on the same charge of making a terroristic threat and Riverhead Town police responded to a third threat that came from a middle school student.

Suffolk County police have reported several arrests as well across the county. The Westhampton Beach Police Department also reported an arrest of a teenager earlier this month.