G-A student charged with making threat

Shawn Hardy

A Greencastle-Antrim High School student has been arrested and charged through the Franklin County Juvenile Probation Department with a threat reported last week.

The juvenile petition against the male student is for one count of making terroristic threats as a result of the incident.

The student verbalized the threat of "a crime of violence" to other students, according to Greencastle Police Chief John Phillippy.

The following message from Dr. Kendra Trail, superintendent, was posted on the Greencastle-Antrim School District website Tuesday, Feb. 20:

"The High School Administration received a tip after school today regarding a statement that was threatening in nature. Immediate action was taken to contact the local police who are investigating the incident. We do not feel there is a direct or imminent threat to students or staff at this time; however, security will be elevated to include the presence of the Greencastle Borough Police and the PA State Police. The GASD Administration remains committed to maintaining a safe environment for our students and staff."

"I do not believe there is any risk to the student body at this time due to this individual," Phillippy said.

A representative of the juvenile probation department said the agency will not provide any information, including when the juvenile was arrested, whether he is still in custody or what happens next.