Police: Wrong man arrested for calling in threats to Hollidaysburg School District

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HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — State Police are now charging a new person in connection with the threats called into Hollidaysburg School District, after saying the first person arrested was the wrong man.

Javier Alberto Cantos, 24, of Altoona, has now been arrested by State Police.

Police originally charged Scott Michael Vinosky, however, police say he was the wrong person, and all charges against him have been dropped.

The school district sent out the following letter to parents Thursday after discovering the threats in the morning:

The Pennsylvania State Police, in conjunction with Allegheny Township and Hollidaysburg Borough Police Departments, is currently investigating phone messages left for all five schools in the Hollidaysburg Area School District.  The messages were concerning enough to the police to seek charges against the subject who has been identified and is in police custody.  No threat exists at this time, and evening events will continue as scheduled. Further information will be released as directed by the police. 

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