Police: Walton School Safe from Gun Threat

By Dave Greber

May 25, 2012 Updated May 25, 2012 at 11:25 PM EDT

Walton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Local and state police agencies thwarted what could have been a violent day at Walton Central School next week.

Walton Police said Friday afternoon two men were arrested in connection with a student who they say promised to bring a gun to the school after the Memorial Day break.

Police say they received a tip from a concern parent that an unidentified student threatened to bring a gun into school Tuesday.

Police later found a stolen handgun at the bottom of a reservoir.

The gun was determined to be stolen from a Town of Tompkins home, and reported to police May 19, 2012.

Walton police say they searched the Central School with the assistance of a K-9.

A news release doesn't say whether anything was found.

Two men were arrested as part of the investigation.

Jody B. Campbell, 52, of Walton, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

Michael C. McCall, 30, also of Walton, was charged with criminal possession of stolen property.

No information was available on the student.

Police say the investigation is continuing, and more charges are pending.

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