Juvenile Charged in Connection with Punxsutawney High School Bomb Threat

Police CarPUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney Borough Police issued the following statement concerning the bomb threat at Punxsutawney Area High School:

On April 13, 2015, Punxsutawney Borough Police were called to the Punxsutawney Area High School for a report of a bomb threat.

With assistance of the state police, the school was evacuated.

A bomb dog was requested and the state police sent two state police bomb dog handlers.

The school was searched and nothing was located.

On April 14, 2015, Punxsutawney Police, working along with school officials, reviewed school video tape and were able to narrow down which students used the female bathroom during the timeframe that the threat was posted.

Through the course of the interviews, one student admitted to making the bomb threat.

It was learned to be a 14-year-old female was responsible.

This person will be charged as a juvenile with the following criminal offenses.

  • Terroristic Threats
  • Weapons of mass destruction, which includes evacuation of a public building, place of assembly or facility of public transportation.

Punxsutawney Borough Police were also assisted by the Punxsutawney Fire Police and R.A.C.T. securing the scene during the dog search.

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