CENTERVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) — East Hempfield Township Police have charged a 12-year-old Centerville Middle School student with two counts of terroristic threats.
Police were notified that on Thursday morning that the student allegedly threatened other students that he was going to commit a shooting at the school on Monday, Dec. 6. Police say they identified, removed, and interviewed the student on Friday. Other students were interviewed as well.
“It has to be taken seriously and I hope if they hear anything because supposedly some kids had heard something of the shooting in Michigan and nothing was said that they need to speak up and tell their parents or contact the school” resident Colleen Vogel said.
School shootings in recent years led Sara Solodky to homeschool her kids.
” It’s just not a safe environment anymore and I don’t want to expose them to the violence that could happen. I don’t want to have to worry about not my kids not coming home from school” Solodky said.
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The student will not be in school on Dec. 6 and police say there is no further threat. Solodky thinks that the student not being in school is a great idea.
“That’s a great plan but just because he said Monday, what if he changes his mind? I think there needs to be more investigation as to why, why even say that? Are you doing it to get attention? Or are you looking to harm yourself” Solosky said.
If you are aware of any threat, you are asked to call the police or you can use the anonymous “Safe to Say” app which immediately alerts the proper authorities.