Thursday, April 26, 2018

Student Charged After Making Threat to Bring Weapon to School

A Pottsville Area student has been charged after making a threat to bringing a weapon to school.

According to Pottsville Police Chief Richard Wojciechowksy, on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at approximately 9:30am, the Pottsville Police were notified by administrators at the DHH Lengle Middle School that they had been advised a 12 year old 6th grade male student made statements the previous day in school threatening to bring a weapon to school next week.

Police were advised that the student was absent from school today and during the subsequent investigation Det. Kirk Becker conducted an interview with the juvenile and his mother at Pottsville City Hall. At that time the student admitted to having made statements that included he would bring a weapon to school in the future.

A juvenile allegation was prepared by Becker charging the juvenile with Terroristic Threats and Persistent Disorderly Conduct. Custody of the boy was then transferred to Schuylkill County Juvenile Probation officers who began an evaluation and placement decision making process to determine action pending future court proceedings on the matter.

In addition, the Pottsville Area School District is utilizing their internal discipline program to prohibit the student from being on school property for the remainder of the school year.