Man charged with making terrorist threat at Medina school

Staff Reports Posted 18 June 2019 at 11:54 am

MEDINA – The Medina Police Department arrested a Genesee County man on Monday in connection with two incidents involving Medina Central School.

The first incident involved a situation at Medina High School which resulted in a lockdown of students and staff on June 13, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and lasting approximately one hour.

Eric Mcgill, 36, of Batavia is being charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly called school officials and threatened a disturbance would take place at the school when he arrived there.

Law enforcement officers from the Medina Police Department, the Orleans County District Attorney’s Office, the New York State Police and the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department were immediately contacted by the school administration and numerous officers were present when Mcgill arrived at the school parking lot, the District Attorney’s Office stated in a news release.

There was no further incident at that time and Mcgill complied with the request by officials to leave the school grounds.

Mcgill is also being charged by felony complaint with making a terroristic threat as a result of calls by him on Monday to the Medina School system during which he allegedly threatened various school officials that he would do physical harm to them and other individuals associated with Medina Central School.

Mcgill was taken into custody on Monday afternoon and arraigned by Town Justice Dawn Keppler in the Town of Shelby. Bail was set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.

An order of protection has been issued by the Town of Shelby Justice Court prohibiting Mcgill from having any further contact with school officials or returning to the school premises.

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