Tioga Central Locked Down from Threat

By Dave Greber
By wbng

Tioga Central Locked Down from Threat

December 18, 2012 Updated Dec 18, 2012 at 2:25 PM EDT

Tioga, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A student from Tioga Central School District was not in possession of a weapon when he was apprehended following a brief lock down Friday.

The student was picked up by Tioga County Sheriff's deputies a few miles from school on his bicycle after there was a report of the student threatening to bring a weapon to school.

Superintendent Scot Taylor said the district takes these issues very seriously and would do what is best for the 1,050 students in the Tioga Central School District.

A letter was sent to district parents shortly after the incident, according to Town of Tioga Supervisor Louis Zorn, who received it Saturday and has grandchildren in the district.

Zorn said the letter did not include much detail about the incident.

Taylor would not confirm what action the district may have taken regarding the student.

On Monday evening a dispatcher and shift supervisor with the Tioga County Sheriff's Office declined to comment and did not say whether a criminal or incident report had been filed with their office.