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Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

A 13-year-old was taken into custody by Hanover Borough Police Wednesday for allegedly making threats that led to the lockdown of Hanover Middle School. 

Charges of terroristic threats and related offense are pending against the juvenile, according to police, who said no further information about the incident would be released at this time. Police did not state if the 13-year-old was a student or how the juvenile was taken into custody. 

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The school, which is in the 300 block of Keagy Avenue, was placed on lockdown Wednesday after a threat was made against the school by telephone. All buildings were placed on lock down while officers were on site and patrolling the area. 

“The perpetrator of the phone call threat to Hanover Middle School is in police custody. There is no threat to students and all building lockdowns have been lifted,” the Hanover Public School District said in a statement on its website. “... The Hanover Public School District would like to thank the Hanover Borough Police Department for their support.” 

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