Juvenile arrested in connection with Pa. school threat

BEAVER, PA. — A juvenile was put in a detention facility near Youngstown after police received information about a “potential threat of an act of violence” at South Side School District in Greene township, according to a news release from Pennsylvania State Police Sunday.

PSP said troopers with Troop D Beaver Station responded to the school campus Friday, and were investigating the incident “in conjunction with the school police and the FBI.”

State police say the threat was made on an internet gaming platform. School officials became aware of the threat, then contacted police, a PSP spokesman said.

The suspect was identified by investigators Saturday and booked into a detention facility “on charges of menacing the public,” according to the news release.

“PSP is filing a written juvenile allegation, charging the juvenile with terroristic threats and other related criminal offenses,” PSP said.

Federal charges are possible as well.

The PSP spokesman said “until proven otherwise,” police were investigating the incident as a credible threat.

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