Schools Closed Following Threat
Two schools in the Saranac Lake School District were closed and students sent home early on Friday following a threat against a staff member.
The Petrova Elementary School and Saranac Lake Middle School were initially locked down. Students were then dismissed for the day in a precautionary move by school officials.
The Plattsburgh Press Republican reports that a threat was received targeting a staff member but not the school.
Police say because the threat included the potential use of a firearm against the victim, precautionary measures were taken.
State Police arrested Roger L. Dewey at his home in Santa Clara. The investigation is continuing.