12-year-old threatened to shoot others at Centerville Middle School: police | Local news


A 12-year-old boy has been charged after threatening to shoot others at Centerville Middle School, East Hempfield Township police said.

The boy threatened other students on Thursday, telling them he was going to carry out a school shooting in Centerville Road on Monday December 6, police said in a statement.

Police identified the boy and removed him from school on Friday morning. He was then questioned by the police in the presence of a guardian.

Other students at the school were also questioned by the police.

A statement posted on the school’s website said “at no time were students and staff in danger” on Friday.

The boy, whose name has not been made public because he is a minor, has been charged with two counts of terrorist threats.

Police said the boy would not be at school on Monday, the day he threatened to carry out the shooting, and that “there is no more threat in this matter.”

The decision on whether the boy will be allowed to return to school will not be made by the police, Chief Stephen Skiles said.

Attempts to reach officials from the Hempfield School District and Centerville Middle School on Saturday were unsuccessful immediately.

Skiles has no further information on the incident.


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