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Pen Argyl HS student charged for alleged threats to 'shoot up' the school

PEN ARGYL, Pa. - A Pen Argyl High School student is accused of making threats at school.

Slate Belt Regional Police said several students heard the 16-year-old student Friday threaten to "shoot up the school" and claim he had a "hit list."

Police said the student was first suspended from school and then charged with making terroristic threats.

Investigators searched the student's home and found no weapons or hit list. Police said the threats were unfounded and the student did not attempt to obtain weapons or hurt anyone.

The student was suspended from school indefinitely.

Slate Belt police also said they have increased patrols in and around school buildings as an extra precaution since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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