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Middletown Area Middle School student allegedly threatened to kill classmates, parents

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Posted 2/13/18

Police report allegations of terroristic threats have been filed against a 13-year-old Lower Swatara Township resident who allegedly made threats against his parents and fellow students.

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Middletown Area Middle School student allegedly threatened to kill classmates, parents

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Police report allegations of terroristic threats have been filed against a 13-year-old Lower Swatara Township resident who allegedly made threats against his parents and fellow students.

According to police, the guidance counselor at the Middletown Area Middle School reported to the school’s service resource officer Jan. 31 that he had become aware that a student had made threats to kill students and his parents and that he had guns.

Students reportedly told the counselor about the alleged comments.

The police report did not note how or to whom the alleged comments were made. The teen’s mother was contacted by police and informed that the allegations of terroristic threats would be made through Dauphin County Children and Youth Services.

According to Lori Suski, Middletown Area School District superintendent, two students overheard a student making threatening comments.

“These students did the right thing by reporting what they overheard to an adult (school counselor), who immediately took the concern to the building principals,” she said via email.

The parents of the student and local law enforcement were notified, a threat assessment was conducted, and disciplinary action was taken, she said.

According to the policy, “violations may result in disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion, in accordance with board policy.”

Because of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Suski said, the district is not able to disclose what specific disciplinary action was imposed.