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Medina police arrest student for making alleged terrorist threat

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 May 2014 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – An 18-year-old junior at Medina High School has been arrested by Village Police for allegedly making a terrorist threat, a Class D felony.

Mackenzie Barrett was arrested by Medina police today, WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo is reporting. Police Chief Jose Avila told Channel 2 that Barrett was arrested after making “very concerning threats” on social media.

Medina School District Superintendent Jeff Evoy notified the community around 6 p.m. today that the student had been suspended after allegedly making threats about harming students at school on Monday.

Barrett is being held on $25,000 cash bail and $50,000 bond, WGRZ reported. He will appear in Town of Shelby Court on Thursday.

Avila said there will be an added police presence at the school on Monday. The district works with Medina Police by providing funding for a Medina officer to work as a full-time resource officer at the district.