Walden woman causes Valley Central school lockdown

By Laura Fitzgerald
Posted 8/21/19

A Walden woman was charged with making a terroristic threat against Valley Central School District on Tuesday.

At approximately 10:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, the Town of Montgomery Police …

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Walden woman causes Valley Central school lockdown

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A Walden woman was charged with making a terroristic threat against Valley Central School District on Tuesday.


At approximately 10:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, the Town of Montgomery Police Department conducted an investigation of a terroristic threat made to the Valley Central District, according to Investigator Stephen Ragni. The threat was allegedly made in anger of an upcoming school bond vote issue. The threat was received by a phone call to the administration building.


The threat disrupted the voting process and the Town of Montgomery police responded to a lockdown of the high school by maintaining a security presence.


By 11:20 a.m., the police identified and located Alice Lubitz, 63, of Walden, as a person of interest, Ragni said. After transporting the individual to police headquarters, Lubitz was charged with making a terroristic threat, a class D felony.


The school lockdown was canceled shortly after Lubitz was in custody and there is no further apparent threat to the school district, Ragni said. The investigation is ongoing and further charges may be added.

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