UPDATE (4:45 p.m.): Cassandra Stage, 18, has been charged with making a terroristic threat (a class D felony), criminal trespass, and disorderly conduct, according to the Bath Police Chief.
Stage entered the Haverling High School office around 10:30 a.m., became agitated, which escalated physically with the school principal and threatened to blow up the school.
Superintendent, Joe Rumsey, said the issue was taken care of in a matter of minutes due to the fast reaction of law enforcement and school officials.
“The protocols have worked every time and I’m proud of our staff and how we handled things, everything was done to de-escalate the scenario and law enforcement were right on cue and our students are safe,“ Rumsey said. “That’s our number one priority all the time, to make sure the kids are safe, and they always will be safe.“
“Honestly it’s amazing, the protocols we have in place are phenomenal, so when something happens, God forbid anything happens, we act out quick,“ Chad Mullen Chief of the Bath Village Police Department, said.
Stage is currently in the Steuben County Jail awaiting arraignment.
According to the Bath Central School District Facebook page, a threat was made against Haverling High School by a former student in the school office on Friday morning.
The district’s statement said law enforcement was contacted and a robocall was made to parents to alert them of the incident.
18 News will have more on this story as it develops.