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A 15-year-old Riverhead High School student who threatened to “shoot up the school” Wednesday afternoon is under arrest on a charge of Making a Terroristic Threat, Riverhead Police said in a press release Wednesday night.

Police said the male student yelled the threat into a classroom Wednesday. He was immediately detained by school security, who found that he was not in possession of any weapons, police said.

The student was arrested and taken to the Riverhead Police Department in the company of his parents, according to the press release.

The boy’s home was searched and no weapons were found, police said.

The boy was processed and transported to Nassau County Juvenile Detention Facility where he will be detained until his arraignment at Suffolk County Superior Court, Youth Part, on Thursday. Making a Terroristic Threat is a class D felony.

An Extreme Risk Protection Order is currently pending at the time of this release, police said.

Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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