Student arrested after threatening to “shoot up the school”
METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — A student has been arrested in connection to a threat made against Methuen High School.
Police say they received a report at about 5:30 p.m. Monday that a 16-year-old male student had told another student he was going to “shoot up the school” the following day. Police searched two residences the suspect had access to and recovered unnamed items related to the threats.
Police Chief Joseph Solomon says the suspect, whose name was not released, appears to have been contemplating committing a violent act for some time. The student was given a mental evaluation and later charged with threatening to commit murder and unlawful possession of ammunition. His arraignment is pending.
Police say they don’t believe the school, faculty or students were in any danger at any time.