Boy, 12, arrested on bomb threat charges

April 16, 2008 4:08:07 PM PDT
A 12-year-old boy has been expelled from school and arrested on charges that he made at least three terroristic threats against the school in which he was enrolled. The sixth grader is accused of writing the bomb threats on the walls of lavatories inside Governor Mifflin Intermediate School between February and March of this year.

District officials certainly wish an arrest was made sooner, but are pleased with the investigation's outcome.

Each time faculty members reported a threat, the school was either evacuated or the students were all packed into the gymnasium while investigators canvassed the building with bomb-sniffing dogs.

While each threat led to a lock-down and a search, no explosives were ever found.

Local officials haven't said if the suspect has been committed to the Berks County Youth Detention Center or released to his parents before trial.

They do say the investigation continues to see if the suspect is somehow linked to at least eight other bomb threats at other schools across the district over the past several months.