Norwalk boy, 17, threatens to shoot classmates|EHOVE Career Center student being held in detention center following Friday's threats

Cary Ashby • Oct 29, 2015 at 11:59 AM

AVERY - An EHOVE Career Center student is being held at the Erie County Juvenile Detention Center after threatening to shoot his class members.

The 17-year-old State Street boy has been arrested and charged with inducing panic. He was quoted in an Erie County Sheriff's Office report as saying: "I'm going to go homicidal. ... I'm going to snap and kill everyone."

The Norwalk boy said he wouldn't shoot two of his friends. He also said he would never harm anyone, but often snaps after keeping his anger "bottled up," Capt. Paul Sigsworth said. The boy also said he made the comments when he was angry with his teacher about a grade.

The suspect reportedly made the threats Friday. Parents of students in one of the boy's classes notified EHOVE Dean of Students John Spitler over the weekend. Spitler declined to comment on possible discipline.

Superintendent Sharon Mastroianni said EHOVE plans to meet with the Norwalk boy's undisclosed "associate school" to discuss options, which could include prohibiting him from returning. She also mentioned the defendant is not on campus currently and no decision has been made about the possible punishment.

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