Police identify suspect in threats that cancelled classes
YORK, Pa. (AP) — Police say they have identified a middle school student who made threats that led a Pennsylvania school district to cancel classes for three days last week.
Springettsbury Police Chief Daniel Stump said Sunday the student is facing charges of terroristic threats and has been released into the custody of their parents.
The Central York School District cancelled classes Wednesday, Thursday and Friday following a series of threats posted on social media. The threats came in the wake of a Valentine’s Day shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people.
Stump says the York student was motivated by the desire to cancel classes.
Classes are scheduled to resume Monday under heightened security. Police say backpacks will not be allowed, and other bags may be subject to a search.