ALBANY. N.Y. (NEWS10) – On Friday, September 24, around 1:00 p.m., Police arrested a 12-year-old student using a messaging platform to bomb threat Hackett Middle School, on Delaware Avenue.
Officers responded to reports of a bomb threat Police said to learned that a student had called the school indicating that there was a bomb inside.
The 12-year-old student at the school communicated with a third party on an instant messaging and digital distribution platform Police said during their conversation, the student encouraged the third party to call in a bomb threat to his school.
Albany Police K-9, with the assistance of State Police, cleared the school and deemed the building was safe said Police, which no device was found.
Police said the juvenile was charged with Fifth-Degree Conspiracy and is scheduled to appear in Albany County Family Court in October.