Stafford Pre-Teens arrested for threatening to “shoot up school”
Stafford Township Police have arrested seven students today at the Intermediate School and charged them all with making Terroristic Threats following two separate incidents where the male students threatened to "shoot up the school" and had intentions to "become active shooters".
Students were dismissed early from the school in one of the incidents after school officials found the threat via comments in an in-district electronic notification system which is a platform where students can report incidents such as harassment, intimidation and bullying to administration.
School officials found the student who was alleged to have been making the threats and remove him from his school bus.
Four of the seven male students are 11 years of age while the other three students are 12 years of age.
The investigating officer is Patrolman Joseph Mrazek and he was assisted by Patrolman Christopher Fritz.
Stafford Township Police issued the following notice in their release today:
"Stafford Township Police Chief Thomas Dellane and Stafford Township School Superintendent George Chidiac would like to reiterate to all parents that there is ZERO TOLERANCE for any threat of violence in our schools or anywhere else.
All reports will be fully investigated, and all threats will be prosecuted to the fullest extent.
Stafford Township Police and Stafford Schools continue to take proactive steps to educate students of the consequences of making any type of threat, and encourage all students to “see something, hear something, SAY SOMETHING”.
We strongly encourage parents to reinforce this at home and speak with their children regarding this type of behavior."
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