Guns Seized after Threat in Afton

By Michelle Costanza

Guns Seized after Threat in Afton

January 24, 2013 Updated Jan 25, 2013 at 1:27 AM EST

Afton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Officials are working hard to keep schools safe after a threat is made in Afton.

Those close to the situation say an Afton student made a verbal threat at approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday during an after school activity.

The minor was detained and the situation was handled immediately by coaches, adults and the Chenango County Sheriff's Office.

Three long guns were removed from the home of the student in question.

At no time were students or staff members in any immediate danger, nor were any weapons brought onto school property, according to a post on the sheriff's office's Facebook page.

Parents of students present at the time of the incident were notified, and an emergency message was later sent to all parents.

"I feel safe knowing that the faculty, coaches, and proper authorities responded as immediate as they did. That gives me a good feeling that they didn't take this lightly. I'm very proud of them," said Stephanie Pisani, an Afton parent.

The student will not be returning to school at this time. Faculty and other school authorities will be holding meetings to discuss the incident.

An officer has been placed in the school for the time being for security purposes, and parents with further questions or concerns were encouraged to contact the superintendent.