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Student Makes Threats At Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Police Say

Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES is located off Pines Bridge Road, which is off Route 35 in Yorktown Heights.
Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES is located off Pines Bridge Road, which is off Route 35 in Yorktown Heights. Photo Credit: Google Maps

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A student at the Walden School at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown Heights was taken into custody on Friday morning after making threats to staff members.

State police confirmed that a student under the age of 13 made threats at the school, prompting an intervention by law enforcement officials. The nature of the threats was not immediately clear.

According to Ellen Lane, the communications director for Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, the 12-year-old student arrived at school in an agitated state and became increasingly upset before making verbal threats to staff and pulling the hair of one student aide.

Lane said the staff member whose hair was pulled was examined by the school nurse, who detected that her blood pressure was elevated. As a result, the nurse recommended that the nurse go to the Emergency Room as a precaution. There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.

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