The article has been updated to reflect the disposition of the case in court.
CORINTH — A Corinth High School student was arrested Monday after police said he was texting friends about active-shooter situations — including the Columbine school shooting of 1999 — during school.
Thomas Ouimet, 17, was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment, a violation, Saratoga County sheriff’s deputies said.
The charges were reduced to disorderly conduct and second-degree harassment when the case was resolved March 28, 2017.
The investigation began after deputies were called to the school at about 9:30 a.m. Monday for a report that a student made threats toward the school and some of its students, deputies said.
Investigators determined no direct threat was made, but they learned of several statements allegedly made by Oimet in a private text conversation with friends that the friends deemed inappropriate, deputies said. They also learned of another inappropriate comment that alluded to school shootings during a lockdown drill at the high school on Tuesday, Feb. 28, deputies said.
Ouimet was arraigned in Corinth Town Court and was released. He is due back in court on March 14.