UPDATE (5:05 P.M.) — The Oswego County Sheriff’s office sent a press-release Monday evening updating the BOCES incident in Mexico:
Joshua Paoni, 27, of Cicero, NY, was arrested for two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon on School Grounds and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Paoni will be arraigned in Oswego County CAP Court this evening. The other two people who were detained along with Joshua were both juveniles and students at BOCES, and neither were charged.Oswego County Sheriff’s Office
The police is also investigating whether or not there is a link between a threat made on social media and Monday’s incident. If anyone has any information they are encouraged to call the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at (315) 349-3411.
MEXICO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Monday morning around 7:30, Oswego County Sheriff’s School Resource Officers investigated a social media threat regarding a school shooting at BOCES in Mexico, N.Y.
During the investigation, they spoke to three suspicious people in a parked car in the parking lot, officials said. As a result of the investigation, all three people were detained.
Officials said at least two handguns and drug paraphernalia were found in the car.
The BOCES campus has shut down for the remainder of the day and all students have been either returned to their home school or to their residence.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at (315) 349-3411.