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Police charge girl, 15, with Panther Valley school threats

Published June 06. 2018 08:35PM

Summit Hill police have charged a 15-year-old girl in connection with a lockdown June 1 at the Panther Valley Junior/Senior High School.

The girl is a student at the school and has been charged with terroristic threats after a threat was made to “shoot up the school.”

Panther Valley Junior/Senior High School was on lockdown for two hours that morning after threatening graffiti was found in an eighth-grade girls bathroom,    according to Superintendent Dennis J. Kergick Jr.

The lockdown went into effect just after 7:30 a.m.

Summit Hill police and an official of the Carbon County Emergency Management Agency were called to the scene.

Police interviewed the student and she admitted to the threat.

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