Lancaster boy made 13 shooter, bomb threats toward schools


LANCASTER — Police have charged a 15-year-old boy with calling in 13 false "active shooter" and bomb threats to several schools in central Pennsylvania earlier this month.

The boy isn't being identified because he's charged in juvenile court. Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman's office says he'll be charged with making terroristic threats, causing false alarm and threating to use weapons of mass destruction.

The threats were phoned into the county's 911 tip line from Sept. 10 to 15 and prompted searches and evacuations.

The schools threatened included Lampeter-Strasburg High School, Conestoga Valley High School, Smoketown Elementary School and McCaskey High School.

The threats were described as "extremely disturbing" and included claims that children and police officers would be harmed.

The boy is charged with making seven other threats that didn't target schools, too.