Thursday, November 16, 2017

High School Student Admits to Making Mahanoy Area Bomb Threat Last Month

A Mahanoy Area High School student has admitted to making a bomb threat that dismissed school early last month.

According to the Mahanoy City Police, Joseph Flaim, 18, admitted to writing the threat on a bathroom wall.

On October 18th, 2017, school officials found a bomb threat written on the wall of a boys' bathroom. School officials evacuated the school, called Police as a well bomb squad unit to search the school.  The search took approximately 45 minutes to complete once the bomb squad arrived.

Due to the amount of time that passed from when the students were evacuated until an all clear was announced, students were dismissed early for the day.

The investigation into the threat lead to administration and police to Flaim who originally denied making the threat.

Flaim later admitted to the threat and has been charged by Mahanoy City Police with Felony charges of making a Bomb Threat and Terroristic Threats Causing An Evacuation of a Building, as well as Misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled before Magisterial District Judge Anthony J. Kilker on December 7, 2017.

Earlier article regarding the threat