Hyde Park teen charged with making threats to FDR High School

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HYDE PARK – For the second time in four days, Hyde Park Town Police have arrested a student at FDR High School for writing a threat on a bathroom wall, according to Police Chief Robert Benson.

In the latest incident, another student immediately reported it to school officials, and an investigation immediately ensured.

Officers reviewed video surveillance with the assistance of high school administrators.

A suspect was quickly identified and interviewed, after which he was charged with a felony of making a terroristic threat and a misdemeanor of falsely reporting an incident.

The offender is a 16-year-old male student at FDR from Hyde Park who was transported to MidHudson Regional Hospital for a mental health evaluation. Police did not release his name because of his age.

He was given an appearance ticket to appear in Dutchess County Supreme Court.

Hyde Park Police were assisted in the investigation on Monday, November 25 by staff at FDR and the Dutchess County Attorney’s Office.

Late last week, another FDR student was arrested and charged with writing a terroristic threat in a boys’ room.