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Red Lion student arrested after threats

Sean Philip Cotter
505-5437/@SPCotterYD

The Red Lion Area School District says their school resource officer has arrested a student who emailed threats to the high school Monday night.

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Don Dimoff, a spokesman for the district, declined to release the student's name, age or grade, but said the male student did attend the high school. The spokesman said he wasn't familiar with the details of the threat.

He said the high school received a threat of violence via email Monday evening; they notified school resource officer Marc Greely, a York Area Regional Police officer stationed in the district's schools, and he worked with the technology department to figure out who had sent the email. He then took the student into custody, Dimoff said.

Dimoff said they receive threats like this "very, very, very rarely," but have trained in the protocol of how to deal with it, so they handled it quickly, over the course of a few hours Monday evening.

The student is charged with making terroristic threats and related charges, according to a news release from York Area Regional Police. Police say the case is still under investigation, and that there's no reason for the public to be concerned.

The district sent out an automated call to parents Tuesday morning and posted a brief statement on its website. The district says anyone who ever has information about a safety risk should call or text the district's tip line at (717) 417-0305 or email 1174@alert1.us.

— Reach Sean Cotter atscotter@yorkdispatch.com.