2 from Middleburgh charged with threats at school


Two Middleburgh residents were arrested last Wednesday following an incident ar the Middleburgh Elementary School.
State Police said they were called to Middleburgh Elementary in the early afternoon of January 5 after Jennifer C. Ayen, 36, of Middleburgh, made threatening statements to staff during a phone call in which she was informed that she needed to pick up her child.
When Ms. Ayen and her husband, Joseph D. Ayen, 33, arrived at the school to retrieve their child, Troopers said they began arguing with staff and using obscene language.
The couple was told to leave school grounds and after initially leaving, Mr. Ayen returned and continued shouting. Ms. Ayen also remained on the property, Troopers said.
When a Trooper attempted to take Mr. Ayen into custody, he resisted but was ultimately taken into custody, Troopers said.
Mr. Ayen was transported to the Cobleskill SP station and processed.
He was charged with misdemeanor charges of obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, endangering the welfare of a child and third-degree criminal trespass, and violations of disorderly conduct and second-degree harassment.
He was released to parole on a violation and is being held in Schoharie County Jail pending a court appearance in Middleburgh Town Court on January 11.
Ms. Ayen was charged with the misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child and third-degree criminal trespass.
She turned herself in at the Cobleskill SP and was issued an appearance ticket to Middleburgh Town Court on Tuesday, January 11, Troopers said.