WILLOW HILL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in central Pennsylvania say a 14-year-old youth is facing charges following what officials call a bomb threat “hoax” that prompted an evacuation of a high school.
Fannett-Metal School District officials said a verbal threat was made shortly after noon on Friday, and state police were immediately called.
Police allege that the juvenile told other students “that he had planted a bomb in the west wing of the school.”
Superintendent Jim Duffey told The (Chambersburg) Public Opinion that the school went into immediate lockdown, sending students to the elementary school and notifying parents about the threat and action.
Police cleared the building within a couple of hours and declared the threat a hoax.
Officials said the youth is facing terroristic threat charges through the Franklin County juvenile probation department.