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Salamanca High School student threatened teacher

Salamanca High School was placed in lockdown around 9-this morning when a student  threatened a teacher. 
A 15-year-old student picked up a pair of scissors and broken lacrosse stick making the threats.

"The student did make some overt verbal and physical threats about causing injury to self and others," said   Salamanca Schools Superintendent Robert Breidenstein. 

Staffers tried to intervene and negotiate with the student and Salamanca Police were called in.

"The staff did attempt to intervene and talk the student off the emotional ledge he was on. We did call Salamanca Police," said Briedenstein.

The student was taken to Olean General Hospital for treatment and evaluation. 

Breidensten said it's not clear what triggered the incident.  He speculates that a conversation with students by administrators discussing extra circular code of conduct violations by a group of students may have set off the teens behavior.