Frewsburg Man’s Alleged Threatening Text Message Sends School On Lockdown

HINSDALE – A Frewsburg man’s alleged threatening text message towards Hinsdale Central School led to a lockdown of the school Thursday morning, according to the New York State Police.

Nicholas A. McChesney, 20, allegedly sent a text message to a 17-year-old student suggesting he would harm others with a gun and that the school should be “locked.”
State Police made contact with McChesney, who reportedly acknowledged that he was having mental health difficulties and agreed to be evaluated at a local hospital after stopping in Salamanca.
Investigation reportedly revealed McChesney had a valid stay order between the 17-year-old and himself, and that he was convicted of second-degree criminal contempt in March 2018.
McChesney was arrested without incident and charged with first-degree criminal contempt. He was arraigned in Town of Olean Court and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash/$10,000 bail bond.
Investigation verified that McChesney had no access to firearms, per State Police.

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