Albion student charged with making terrorist threat against school

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 March 2023 at 8:51 pm

ALBION – A 16-year-old Albion student has been charged with making a terrorist threat, which is a felony, Sheriff Chris Bourke said.

The student allegedly posted on Snapchat a threat of violence against the school.

Albion School Resource Deputy Matthew Prawel was notified at 6:36 a.m. of the post on social media.

Working together, Albion school officials, the Albion Police Department, Deputy Prawel, Lt. Steve Fox, and Sheriff’s Investigators Kevin Colonna and Brian Marsceill were able to locate the student who made the post. The student told law enforcement the post was just a joke, Bourke said

The suspect and his family cooperated with law enforcement, and the student was transported to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office for processing, the sheriff said in a news release.

The student was arraigned by Judge Sanford Church in Orleans County Youth Court. The student was released to the custody of his mother, and needed to immediately report to Orleans County Probation for intake and electronic monitoring. The student will need to return to court on a later date.