Oneida teen arrested following VVS threat investigation

Police have confirmed that at no time was anyone in any danger.

Posted: Apr 29, 2019 11:23 AM
Updated: Apr 29, 2019 5:49 PM

VERONA, N.Y. -- A teen has been arrested after Vernon Verona Sherrill schools were forced into a lockout Monday for a potential threat.

Police have confirmed that at no time was anyone in any danger.

Officials placed the school in a precautionary lockout after hearing from a student that there may be a threat from someone who wasn't a student at VVS.

Police began an investigation and deemed the threat to be an outside matter, and the lockout was subsequently lifted.

The investigation led to the arrest of 19-year-old Eric Mahler, of Oneida.

Mahler is accused of calling a female student at VVS High school and threatening to buy a gun and come to the school.

He is charged with second-degree harassment, stemming from an incident the other day related to the female student, as well as making a terroristic threat from Monday's incident. 

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