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PVHS Student Arrested for Making Threats Against Students, School: PSP [UPDATE]

Perkiomen Valley High School. Credit: Patch.
Perkiomen Valley High School. Credit: Patch.

Editor's Note: This article was updated with information from the Perkiomen Valley School District at 5:30 p.m.

A 17-year-old Perkiomen Valley High School student was arrested Monday after the Pennsylvania State Police determined that the student made threats toward Perkiomen Valley High School students and the school online and in person, police say.

Perkiomen Valley School District contacted the Pennsylvania State Police on Monday to investigate an alleged threat towards students that occurred at the high school between Dec. 11-13, police said.

The school district provided information to a PSP trooper who determined that threats were made, police said.

"There was no evidence that the student intended to act on the statements made," according to a statement from the Perkiomen Valley School District.

The teen was charged with terroristic threats, simple assault and disorderly conduct.

"We want our community to know that we are taking this situation very seriously," said the district's statement. "We also want to thank those who stepped forward to assist us in learning about the threats, and encourage all to remain vigilant."

Threats can be reported to the school's tip line at www.schooltipline.com or by texting 27299 and make sure @pvhs is in the text message.

Jennifer December 16, 2013 at 08:09 PM
Taking it seriously but not taking the "CAUSE" seriously. It would be nice if the adults didn't act like they never went to school, never saw kids having problems and never saw anyone being bullied. If they are afraid to confront students about their actions towards others, go work with cows
Kerry Staiber December 17, 2013 at 12:43 AM
Jennifer, was the student that was arrested a victim of bullying? If so, The school should make sure to punish those who did the bullying as well!

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