3 students' attack plot foiled against a middle school, governor says Breaking news,last video news,last minute news
The alleged threat was at Albion Middle School in Albion, New York, located about 35 miles west of Rochester.
The threat was reported to a middle school staff member late Monday afternoon, according to Albion police. Three students, who communicated through the messaging app Discord, were had set a date to attack at the school, killing or injuring students with explosives and guns, said police.
Police described the threat as credible but not imminent. Authorities did not disclose the date the students had allegedly set.
The three students, all of whom are under 16 years old, are charged with conspiracy in the second degree, said police.
Several "legally possessed" firearms have been seized, according to police.
The students involved "have been removed from school pending the completion of the investigation and disciplinary and other corrective action to ensure the safety of our students," Albion Central School District Superintendent Michael Bonnewell said in a Wednesday letter.
The superintendent described reports of middle school students sharing "inappropriate and threatening messages and images" through Discord.
Cuomo warned that "any person posing a threat to our schools will face the harshest possible penalty under the law-- whether or not they intend to actually execute that threat."
"School and police officials across this state continue to be on high alert and I encourage anyone who notices any unusual or suspicious behavior to report it to school administrators and law enforcement right away," Cuomo said.
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US Senator Slams Macron On Daesh Fighters Comments last minute news
U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham took aim at French President Emmanuel Macron for his "cavalier" remarks on European Deash/ISIS fighters.
"Very disturbed by the cavalier remarks made by President Macron about how the number of European ISIS fighters in Syria is a small problem in the grand scheme of things," Graham said on Twitter.
Graham's rebuke came a day after U.S. President Donald Trump clashed with Macron over the repatriation of Daesh/ISIS terror group fighters currently held in northeastern Syria.
Speaking to reporters during a NATO leaders summit in London, Trump criticized Europe's reluctance to take back its nationals, saying foreign fighters detained in Syria "are mostly from Europe."
He then turned to Macron and asked if the French president would "like some nice ISIS fighters?"
"I can give them to you. You can take every one you want," Trump said before Macron quickly rebuffed the U.S. president, saying "let's be serious."
"A very large number of fighters you have on the ground are fighters coming from Syria, Iraq and the region," Macron said. "It's true that you have foreign fighters coming from Europe, but this is a tiny minority of the overall problem that you have in the region."
Graham said there are hundreds of European Daesh fighters imprisoned in Syria and said the Paris and Nice attacks in France were carried out by "a handful of ISIS fighters."
In 2015, a coordinated armed attack took place in Paris, killing 130 people and wounding 368 others. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack.
In Nice, a French-Tunisian man drove a truck into crowds celebrating France's National Day in Nice in 2016, killing 84 people.
"President Trump is right to insist Europeans come up with a legal system based on the reality we are fighting a war -- not a crime," said Graham.
"It is time for NATO to look at a detention system to deal with enemy combatants rather than using the traditional criminal justice system (which is ill-equipped to fight a war.)," he added. -
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