LANSING, N.Y.—Lansing High School has been struck by another threat made against the school after a similar incident occurred earlier just six days ago.

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release regarding a response to the school around 9:50 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7. Police said an investigation showed that “several students both heard and saw two other students discussing and creating a ‘kill list’ to include various people, one of which was another student.”

Police said that students and staff alerted authorities after discovering the list. Two students who were “responsible” for the list, according to Sheriff Derek Osborne, were taken into custody and charged with Making a Terroristic Threat, a felony. Both students’ names are not being released due to their age, since both are minors. The 15-year-old student will be charged as a juvenile, while the 16-year-old will be charged as an adult.

Osborne said county deputies took action to make sure the students did not have access to firearms, and, like the first threat, they do not believe there is a continued risk from the incident. He said the police presence at the school will continue through the rest of the school year. He once again thanked Lansing staff for their quick and proper response.

“Parents are once again reminded to speak with their children about the seriousness of making such threats verbally, in writing, or via social media and the fact that law enforcement must, and will, take them seriously,” he wrote. “Anyone learning of such threats should not make assumptions regarding their validity but rather should report them immediately.”

Matt Butler

Matt Butler is the Managing Editor at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at mbutler@ithacavoice.com