Central York High School student charged with making threat
York County District Attorney Dave Sunday and Assistant District Attorney Teresa Jauregui speak at Central York High School Thursday, March 15 about social media and internet safety for kids and teens. The York Dispatch
A Central York High School freshman has been charged with making a terroristic threat and was removed from school, according to the district.
The district said in a statement Monday, Aug. 27, that the student was overheard making a concerning statement Friday, Aug. 24.
School administrators notified the school resource officer, and Springettsbury Township Police investigated the incident, which led to them charging the student, the district said.
Additional details about the student and the district's discipline of the student were not available because the student is a minor, according to the district.
Earlier threats: Central York schools were closed for three days in February after the authorities received information about threats directed toward the district on social media.
A 13-year-old Central York Middle School student was charged in February with 15 felony counts of making threats, the York County District Attorney's Office said at the time.
Police have said the girl made the two threats because she didn't want to go to school. Police said the threats made were very specific and were directed to the middle and elementary schools.
The threats came less than two weeks after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14.
Following the shooting, school districts throughout York County dealt with threats directed toward schools.
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