MVPD takes juvenile into custody for alleged threat to Casey student

MOUNT VERNON — Just after 12:30 Friday afternoon, a Mt Vernon Police Department School Resource Officer at Casey Junior High reported she had received a report of an armed student on the east side of the school and the officer was enroute to make contact with the suspected offender. All available Mt Vernon officers responded to assist.

The school resource officer and backup officers made contact with two juveniles at the intersection of 18th and Casey. One of the two was the juvenile who was reported to be armedĀ and making threats. No weapon was located on either subject.

A male juvenile was taken into custody and transported to the police department. The school is secure and there were no injuries.