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8-year-old arrested, accused of threatening to burn down school in Davenport

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DAVENPORT, N.Y. (WBNG) -- The Delaware County Sheriff's Office says an eight-year-old was arrested following the investigation into a terroristic threat made at a school in Davenport.

According to deputies, the sheriff's office received a complaint Thursday related to a threat made by an elementary student at dismissal time that day.

Following an investigation by the Delaware County Sheriff's Office and Charlotte Valley School staff and administration, deputies say they issued a juvenile appearance ticket to an eight-year-old Davenport child. 

Authorities say the student is accused of threatening to burn down the Charlotte Valley Central School and was charged with the felony grade crime of making a terroristic threat.

According to the sheriff's office, the student was ordered to appear at the Delaware County Probation Department on a later date to answer the charge.

"Sheriff Craig DuMond urges all parents to openly communicate with their children and impress upon them that any threats, whether real or perceived, and inappropriate comments or postings on social media regarding any potential school violence will likely result in legal action and disciplinary action being taken against them. Parents are further urged to encourage their children to immediately report any perceived threat of school related violence to a parent, school staff member, a responsible adult or to call 911 if the threat is of an emergent nature," sheriff's officials wrote in a news release.

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