On Friday, February 23rd, SBRPD investigated a report from the Pen Argyl High School of a student who had made threats while inside the school. Police interviewed students who advised that they had overheard the 16 year old student make threats to “shoot up the school” and claimed he had a “kill list”. Police learned that the student was placed on suspension from the school district. Police brought the student into headquarters where he was interviewed, taken into custody and lodged at the Youth Detention Center.
Police later served a search warrant at the home of the student and found no weapons, writings or “kill list”. The student appeared to make no attempt to harm any students/staff and made no substantial attempt to acquire weapons.
Police worked closely with the Pen Argyl School District Staff, Northampton County Juvenile Probation and the Northampton County District Attorney’s Office during this investigation. Since the school shooting in Parkland Florida, SBRPD officers have increased patrols in the area of our schools and have increased foot patrols inside the school buildings.