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Sept. 6, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. and Village of Croton Police Chief Russel H. Harper announced the arrest and arraignment of a 17-year-old on charges related to a threat of violence to Croton-Harmon High School.

Croton Village Police made an arrest after a tip was received Wednesday by the Croton-Harmon School District through their “Anonymous Alerts” reporting portal.

The defendant was arraigned Thursday night in Village Of Croton Court before Associate Village Justice Joseph Green and charged with Making a Terroristic Threat, a class D felony. The defendant’s name is not being disclosed because of age.

Croton-Harmon School District reported the anonymous threat, received Wednesday afternoon, to the Village of Croton Police. A joint Investigation was conducted by the Croton Police and the District Attorney's Office Investigations Division.

The Croton-Harmon School District is cooperating with police and the District Attorney’s Office in the investigation.

DA Scarpino said, “The safety and security of all students and school staffs in Westchester County are paramount to all of us. We will continue to be vigilant as we are every day where the safety of our children is concerned.”

The investigation is ongoing.

 

In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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