Monday, September 12, 2022

Student Charged for Making Threat on Social Media Towards North Schuylkill

A North Schuylkill student has been charged with making a threat towards the district last week.

According to Frackville Police Chief Paul Olson, on Friday, September 9th, 2022 around 9:00am, police were contacted by the North Schuylkill School District regarding a possible threat of violence made toward the school which was posted on social media. 

Police were advised the student responsible for the post was currently not on campus and the school had already begun safety protocols. 

An investigation led to a juvenile male student be taken into custody and Juvenile Allegation was prepared, charging the juvenile with Terroristic Threats. Schuylkill County Juvenile Justice Officers met with Police and took custody of the juvenile, pursuant to the agencies protocol.

In large part to the quick actions of the school district, at no time was the safety of any faculty or students compromised.

Chief Olson said "Frackville Police and the North Schuylkill School District are in complete agreement that any type of actions or behavior regarding any type of threat made toward the school, it’s staff members or it’s students will be handled thoroughly and swiftly. Actions or behaviors regarding any type of threat will not be tolerated. Criminal charges will be pursued when warranted.".

The identity of the student was not released.