ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Albany Police arrested a 17-year-old Albany resident in connection with a shooting threat at Albany High School Monday morning.
Police say the 17-year-old, whom officials will not identify due to his age, posted a threat on his Facebook page around 10:15 p.m. on Sunday to carry out a shooting at the Albany High School.
The school was placed on lockdown as a result.
The 17-yar-old was charged with making a terroristic threat and will be arraigned in Albany City Criminal Court on Monday.
Two local school districts are on high alert Monday morning after possible threats to the schools were brought to the attention of Albany and Troy school administrators.
School officials at both districts say the threats were circulated on social media over the weekend.
Both schools say they will be operating on a normal schedule Monday morning, though with increased security out of an abundance of caution.
The Troy City School District said, in part, “Troy Police are investigating, but that this time they do not believe there is a cause for concern.”
This comes after a string of street violence between the two cities that lead both districts to reschedule last Friday’s football game following recommendations from Troy and Albany city officials. Security tells NEWS10 there were no issues at that game, which took place on Saturday.