A 12-year-old boy from the Hudson Valley was charged with making a terroristic threat.

On Thursday, Feb. 24, at approximately 10:30 a.m. Poughkeepsie Middle School Officials became aware of a message on Snapchat in which the person who posted it threatened to bring a gun to school, officials say.

Police did an investigation and quickly identified the student who was allegedly responsible. Police say a 12-year-old boy from Poughkeepsie, a student at Poughkeepsie Middle School, made the threatening comment.

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The 12-year-old boy was brought to the City of Poughkeepsie Police Juvenile Division. The student was charged with Making a Terroristic Threat, a D felony.

"The City of Poughkeepsie Police take every school threat seriously and whenever possible will file charges against those responsible in the age-appropriate court. Anyone with information on this school threat or any other school threat can call the City of Poughkeepsie Police at 845-451-7577," the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department stated in its press release.

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Police did not say if this is related to the threat made on social media earlier this week that closed Poughkeepsie Middle School and Poughkeepsie High School for two days.

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On Tuesday, the Poughkeepsie City School District closed the high school and middle school out of "an abundance of caution" after the school received a threat on social media.

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The threat came hours after Roy C. Ketcham closed after the principal received a threatening electronic message.

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