Word of a potential threat closed down an area school district Friday and resulted in the arrest of a student.
State Police in Hollidaysburg say they were contacted by officials from Williamsburg Community School District, Thursday night, about a student who reportedly threatened to bring a gun to school.
According to police, the threat targeted a specific student.
In a statement, Williamsburg Superintendent Lisa Murgas said administrators decided to cancel classes for Friday, because of uncertainty over whether the credibility of the threat could be verified before students arrived in the morning.
State police say their investigation determined that the threat was credible and they arrested a 17-year-old at his home, at 6:30 Friday morning. He’s being charged with terroristic threats.
Williamsburg School District says it will fully cooperate with law enforcement.