Arrest made in threat against Shalom
An arrest has been made in connection with a threat against Shalom Christian Academy nine months ago.
North Carolina authorities took a teenager into custody Monday in connection with a threat directed against Shalom back in January. The 16-year-old boy was charged by North Carolina’s Bureau of Investigation with threatening mass violence and other crimes.
Franklin County’s 9-1-1 Center received a call from someone Jan. 26, a Saturday, threatening Shalom and individuals participating in/attending a basketball game at the school. The game was being played against Fannett-Metal School District.
Pennsylvania State Police were contacted at about 5:30 p.m. that day and immediately responded to the school.
Troopers evacuated the school and conducted an extensive search of the building. They found nothing unusual, or threatening to public safety.
The ensuing investigation by state police, school authorities, the FBI and Franklin County District Attorneys office eventually led to North Carolina.
In addition to the threat of mass destruction charge, the teen faces charges in North Carolina of resisting officers, using profane, indecent or threatening language over a telephone; annoying or harassing by repeated telephoning, or making false statements over the telephone.