Watervliet Police have made an arrest in connection with the bomb threats reported this week at Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School and investigators turned to a case nearly 600-miles away.
Cops say they broke the case based on information and similar threats made in Farmington, Michigan. Investigators say they acted on information received from a high school in Farmington, Michigan where there was a similar incident at their school and a suspect was in custody.
Police say the City of Farmington Department of Public Safety had a suspect who implicated Jacob Lindsay, 17, a student at Watervliet High School. The suspect called Lindsay as his co-conspirator in both bomb threat incidents at Watervliet High School and a “swatting” incident that occurred at a Watervliet residence on Friday April 11, police said. Lindsey is facing three felony charges, accused of befriending a Michigan teenager online and coordinating the threats together via Skype, police said.
Lindsay was brought in for questioning and confessed as to his involvement in all three incidents as well as the Michigan incident, police said. He was arraigned in Watervliet City Court before the Honorable Judge Thomas Lamb.