C-NS student charged with falsely reporting an incident

Sheriff Kevin E. Walsh reports that a Cicero-North Syracuse High School student has been

charged with falsely reporting an incident in connection with two bogus bomb threats.

Elisha Vandusen (16), of 7614 Wild Turkey Way, was charged this afternoon with two counts of falsely

reporting an incident in the 1st degree. Vandusen is alleged to have authored two notes threatening that there was

a bomb in the school. The first note was discovered on February 27th and a second note was found on March

12th. Each note was left in the school's girls' bathroom and discovered by students who alerted the school


On both occasions, school officials evacuated the High School while Sheriff's Deputies and school officials

searched the building. Sheriff's deputies assigned as Student Resource Officers (SRO) to the North Syracuse

School Central District began investigating the incidents and were able to identify Vandusen as the person

believed to be responsible.

Vandusen was arraigned in the Town of Cicero Court and was released on the Pre-Trial Release Program.

Falsely reporting an incident is a class E felony.

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