Sheriff’s Office Responds to Weapon Threat at TEC-SMART

MALTA – The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call of a student with a weapon at the Clean Tech Early College High School, early Tuesday a.m., Nov. 29.

A letter sent later in the day by Fred Aliberti, Director of Public Safety, to students, faculty and staff said “Earlier today at TEC-SMART,  a 12th grade student in the Clean Tech Early College High School (ECHS) was overheard making a comment indicating that he was in possession of a weapon. Public Safety officers responded immediately, and the student was arrested by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department for possession of a knife and brass knuckles. There were no threats made toward students, faculty or staff, and at no time were they in any danger.”

“Situations such as this are taken very seriously by the college and our partners in the ECHS program. The student will follow procedures outlined in the Student Code of Conduct and also faces pending legal charges. While no individuals were harmed today, the college community should be reminded that weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited on campus and at any off-campus site.”

Stuart Williams, Coordinator of Community Relations for the Ballston Spa Central School District echoed Aliberti’s message and said “the student will be held accountable through the Student Code of Conduct in addition to pending legal charges.”

The student’s name was withheld due to his status as a minor.

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