Police have charged a 9-year-old with making a terrorist threat to a Hudson Valley School.

Wallkill police says on Dec. 26 a threatening message was left at the Maple Hill Elementary School's answering system. Officials from the elementary school in Wallkill say the caller threatened to harm children when they returned from school after the holiday break on Monday, Jan. 4.

An investigation by police led to the arrest of a 9-year-old City of Middletown resident. The defendant was charged with making a terrorist threat and aggravated harassment.

The suspect was released to a guardian after being an issued a ticket to appear in Orange County Court on Jan. 11.

The news of the arrest comes just days after a bomb threat was called into a Newburgh Elementary School. Meadow Hill was evacuated Monday due to a bomb threat. Students were quickly transported to an off-campus location and parents were notified of the situation. Nothing suspicious was found, but a Mother tells Hudson Valley Post, the threat was a terrifying moment for her family.

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