Student charged with terror threat released, to re-appear in court

NORWICH – A 17-year-old Norwich High School student charged with a violent felony after allegedly issuing threats at the school last week has been released to the custody of his parents following his appearance in Norwich City Court Tuesday for what was originally scheduled as a felony hearing.

The youth, whose name and address have not been released by authorities, faces one count of making a terrorist threat, a class D violent felony. He was arraigned on Feb. 1 and will make his next court appearance once a pre-plea investigation has been completed and submitted to the court, according to the Chenango County District Attorney’s Office.

It’s alleged that the youth made a threatening statement involving a firearm during school hours at an unspecified time Friday morning. The Norwich City Police Department was contacted immediately and officers promptly responded, taking the student into custody.

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