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Man charged with threatening local high school appears in court

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GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y.--  A 24-year old charged with threating to shoot up Gloversville High School appeared in court Wednesday morning.

Trevor Blanchard, 24 appeared in court for sentencing after threating to shoot up Gloversville High School, "columbine style."

Police say they arrested Blanchard for allegedly making online threats via social media site Snapchat to a female Gloversville High School student.

Police say he sent a 14-year-old girl photos of his genitals.

"Crossed the line asked her to expose the intimate parts of her person. The student came forward, reporting it to the police department earlier this week. She also notified police that Blanchard was allegedly making a threat against her and the school," said Police Chief Donald VanDuesen. "When she refused to send back text message pictures of parts of her body, he decided he was going to threaten her personally and if she didn'tdo it by a certain time he'd go columbine on the high school."

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.

A lockout was initiated for about one hour with heightened awareness at each of the school's building.

The case was adjourned until February 5 at 9 a.m.

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