Dryden Teen Charged In Treatment Center Incident
A 16-year-old boy faces a felony count for allegedly activating a fire alarm at a Tompkins County adolescent treatment facility when there was no emergency.
Authorities say Steven Barksdale, who lives at the William George Agency in Dryden, was arrested on Sunday.
Troopers were called to the treatment center on McDonald Road following a fire alarm activation.
Investigators say they determined that a student had intentionally pulled the alarm although there was no fire.
Barksdale was charged with falsely reporting an incident. He was ordered to appear in Dryden town court next week.