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Teen that police say threatened Lake George school charged

Teen that police say threatened Lake George school charged

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LAKE GEORGE — An 18-year-old former Lake George student has been arrested after police said he made a threat to harm students, which caused the junior-senior high school to shift to remote instruction on Friday.

Gavin M. Cohen, 18, of 1 Old Military Road, was charged with one felony count of making a terroristic threat.

The district received the threat on Thursday afternoon and notified the Warren County Sheriff’s Office immediately.

A student had told an administrator about receiving the threat, according to a news release.

The district shifted to remote instruction for the junior-senior high school. Elementary classes were held in person as there was no threat to the school.

The Sheriff’s Office provided additional patrols at the junior-senior high school and elementary school out of an abundance of caution, police said.

Cohen was arraigned in Warren County Centralized Arraignment Court and released on his own recognizance. He is due to appear in Lake George Town Court on Thursday. The court issued stay away orders of protection.

The investigation and arrest was handled by the Warren County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Unit.

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