Teen arrested with weapons after reported school threat in Pennsylvania

Associated Press


A 14-year-old boy was arrested and weapons including a semi- automatic rifle and throwing knives were seized from his home after a reported threat to shoot other students at a Pennsylvania high school, authorities said Friday.

State police in Fayette County said the weapons were found in the teenager’s bedroom Thursday night in Henry Clay Township after authorities learned of the threat allegedly made on a school bus against four Uniontown Area High School students.

“He just didn’t like them. That’s what he said – he didn’t like them. What a reason to do something,” District Attorney Rich Bower said Friday about the suspect’s motive. The teen faces juvenile court charges of terroristic threats and causing or risking a catastrophe.

Bower said police found a semi-automatic rifle, a shotgun, two machetes, throwing knives, two lever-action rifles, a revolver and a crossbow with arrows and bulk ammunition.

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