Update: Corning Police make arrest after school lockdown

Mar 21, 2016 11:45 PM by Darren Leeds

Corning Police say they have a 14-year old suspect in custody Monday evening.

Shortly before 9am Monday morning, Corning Police officers responded to the high school after two reports of two males walking onto campus holding shotguns. Corning Police along with other law enforcement agencies set up a perimeter around the school and conducted a systematic search. While conducting the search, officers obtained information that a student on campus may have further information regarding the suspects. An automated call went out to parents, notifying them of the lockdown at the school, which had them on high alert.

"I texted my son and said please let me know you're safe and he said he's fine and that helped a little bit."

Once the secondary search was complete, it was determined there was not anyone on campus yielding shotguns or rifles. An arrest was made in connection to the anonymous phone call, the 14-year old is charged with making a false report of an emergency and resisting or delaying an investigation. The investigation is still on going and there were never any guns found on campus.


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