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05 March 2018
State Police charge former student for threatening to "Shoot up School"
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Philip T. Rougeux
Troop D Commander
State Police arrested Bradley L. Davis Jr., age 22 for Making as Terroristic Threat, a class “D” felony.
At approximately 2:00 A.M., Oswego Police Department was notified by an acquaintance of Davis that he was concerned about alarming messages he had received via Facebook messenger in which Davis indicated that he planned a school shooting at an unidentified school in the Camden School District. Oswego Police Department along with the Camden Police Department worked together on the initial investigation, however due to Davis’s unknown whereabouts at the time of the report, Camden Police requested assistance from the New York State Police.
Davis, who is transient, was ultimately located at a friend’s home in the City of Oneida. He was taken into custody without incident. Further investigation revealed the defendant sent similar messages to more than one person. At the time of his arrest, the defendant did not have any access to any weapons. It does not appear that there had been any ongoing planning for the event, but rather that the defendant was upset last night about personal issues.
The school was notified by Camden Police Department immediately after they were notified of the threat. The Camden Central School District, in discussing the circumstances of the case with law enforcement, decided to cancel school because the suspect had not been located prior to the start of school and at the time it was unknown whether or not the defendant had the means to carry out the attack.
Davis was transported to the Oneida County Jail awaiting centralized arraignment. State Police were assisted by Oswego Police Department, Camden Police Department, Oneida Police Department and the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.
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