Man charged after threatening officials
A Hazleton man faces numerous charges in connection with his reaction to a school bus crash in McAdoo on Feb. 22.
The bus was returning students to McAdoo at 3:51 p.m. when it caught low hanging wires on North Logan Street.
A telephone pole and wires were pulled down causing the bus driver to stop.
There were no injuries to anyone on the bus.
A second bus was sent to Logan Street to transfer the students.
As the transfer was underway, under the direction of school district officials, a vehicle approached.
The driver, later identified as Clark Gensel, 62, exited and charged toward school officials, screaming and gesturing wildly with his arms.
Police told him to get back in his vehicle but he refused.
He was forcibly removed from the immediate area of the children and buses.
When told to leave, Gensel threatened to drive forward, toward the students and district officials.
He was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats, simple assault by physical menace, obstructing the law, disorderly conduct, obstructing a highway and harassment.