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26-year-old facing charges related to Liberty High lockdown

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Bethlehem police say a 26-year-old man threatened to steal a car and crash it into the teacher's entrance at Liberty High School Tuesday. 

Officials took Joshua McClammy of Bethlehem into custody after a brief foot chase in the area of his residence in the 1900 block of Brookside Drive. 

Police say McClammy's mother was dropping her 17-year-old daughter off at Liberty High School Tuesday at 10 a.m. for graduation rehearsal. They say prior to the drop off, the mother had an argument with McClammy. 

McClammy started texting his mother as she was dropping off her daughter, according to police, saying he was going to do damage to the mother's car by flattening her tires and smashing it. He then continued to say he was going to steal a car and crash it into the teacher's entrance at Liberty High. 

The mother immediately reported the texts to the Bethlehem Police Department School Resource Officers and per protocol, the high school was locked down and officers were stationed at the school. 

Police say McClammy will be arraigned later Tuesday on charges of terroristic threats, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 


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