Friday, October 13, 2017

Pottsville Area Student Facing Charges After Making Threat

A Pottsville Area student is facing charges after making a threat.

According to Pottsville Police, on Thursday 10/12/17 at approximately 9:30pm, the Pottsville Bureau of Police was notified by Pottsville Area school administrators and concerned parents that a student had made a threat against the school during school hours earlier that day. 

Witnesses reported that a 15 year old boy from New Philadelphia, who is a sophomore at the school stated he was “planning something big for tomorrow” and that if it went right he “won’t be here Monday.” 

The male juvenile also directly warned other students “Don’t go to the pep rally” tomorrow (Friday). 

The threat caused widespread alarm as news of it spread on social media outlets and school officials began preparing to alter regular proceedings on Friday, if necessary.  

Pottsville Police made contact with the juvenile and his parents at his home at approximately 10:30pm on Thursday and as a result of the investigation a juvenile allegation was filed with the Schuylkill County Juvenile system charging the male student with Felony Terroristic Threats. 

He was taken into custody by Pottsville Police and Schuylkill County Juvenile Probation officers and remanded to a secure facility pending further court actions.

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