MASONVILLE, N.Y. (WBNG) -- A BOCES student has been charged with a felony after a threatening note was found in the boys bathroom at DCMO BOCES in Masonville, according to the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies say the Delaware County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officer assigned to the campus was made aware of the note, which indicated the presence of a bomb, shortly before class dismissal Tuesday afternoon.
Sheriff's officials say the campus was evacuated and all students were transported to their home schools.
During a search of the campus, investigators say they found no evidence of an explosive device.
Deputies say following a further investigation, a 16-year-old from Unatego was charged with falsely reporting an incident in the second degree, a class F felony.
According to the sheriff's office, the student was arraigned in Town of Meredith Court Wednesday evening and released on his own recognizance pending further action in court.
“Parents need to take time and have meaningful discussions with their children regarding threats being made toward our schools. All threats, whether serious or not, will be taken very seriously by law enforcement and will result in criminal charges in addition to school sanctions," Delaware County Sheriff Crag DuMond said in a statement.