Endicott Police have issued a press release regarding reports of a male entering Union-Endicott High School with a gun on May 22.
Although no weapon was found, Derrick J. Abney, 18, of Binghamton was arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat, a class D felony, and third degree criminal trespassing, which is a misdemeanor.
According to police:
"The incident began at approximately 12:15 p.m. when a 911 call was received from a concerned citizen regarding a male entering the high-school armed with a gun. The high school was immediately placed in a 'lockdown' by high-school personnel. Within three minutes of the 911 call, the suspect was taken into custody by responding Endicott Police Officers. The investigation revealed that Mr. Abney was involved in a dispute off school grounds with an acquaintance, when he made threats indicating he was going to enter the school to commit harm to people inside."
Abney then entered the school building, which prompted the 911 call. No weapon was located during subsequent searches of the building. Endicott Police were assisted at the scene by members of the New York State Police, Broome County Sheriff’s Department and Vestal Police Department.