SASD: Arrest made in school bomb threats


A Shippensburg youth faces felony charges in connection with bomb and shooting threats at Shippensburg’s Middle School this year. Shippensburg Police Department and Pennsylvania State Police developed the juvenile as a suspect in a Jan. 11 threat to shoot students at the school, and also linked the individual to bomb threats on March 8 and 10.

Bomb-sniffing dogs searched Shippensburg Middle School on the 8th after the faculty received a bomb threat that morning. The dogs did not find any explosives or explosive devices, but Middle School students moved to the nearby Shippensburg Senior High School stayed there until the end of the day. The administration also cancelled after school activities that day as a precaution.

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Middle Schoolers were back in class the next day, but that evening the district received another bomb threat. The administration cancelled classes the next day while police and bomb-sniffing dogs again searched the campus. The search did not turn up anything suspicious.


  • Terroristic Threats (F-3),
  • Terroristic threats (MISD 1),
  • Threat to use weapons of mass destruction (F-3), and
  • Criminal Use of communication facility (F-3)

The individual was turned over to Cumberland County Juvenile Probation after the charges were filed.

The arrest was the result of a joint investigation between SPD and the PSP. 


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