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13-year-old threatens to shoot students while playing video game

HANOVER TWP., Pa. - A Lehigh Valley Academy student is facing a charge of terroristic threats. 

Officials say a 13-year-old student made verbal threats Sunday to commit a school shooting and specifically named two students as targets, all while playing video games online. 

The school was notified shortly afterward by another student who heard the threats. 

Officials say they were notified of the incident prior to Monday's school day and located the 13-year-old male at his home. Police took him into custody and the charge of terroristic threats was approved by the Northampton County District Attorney's office. 

The two named students in this incident and their families were notified. No other students or staff are in danger, officials say. 

The detained juvenile is being held at the Northampton County Juvenile Detention Center. 

 


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