Terroristic Threats- Swatara Middle School

On Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at approximately 7:00 p.m., Swatara Police received a report that a student had received a threat of violence from another student earlier in the day while attending the Central Dauphin Swatara Middle School.   Swatara Police officers initiated an investigation and found that a twelve year old student threatened another student by means of an electronic message showing the student pointing a gun in a threatening message.

The investigating officers identified the student suspected of sending the threatening message and obtained a search warrant for his residence  where the suspect was located and apprehended.  During an interview with his guardian the suspect admitted to sending the threatening message but did not reveal the location of the firearm shown in the photograph.  The firearm involved in this threat has yet to be recovered.

The twelve year old suspect was charged as a Juvenile with Terroristic Threats and Disorderly Conduct after which he was detained at a secured Juvenile Detention Facility.  Both the Swatara Township Police and Central Dauphin School District are continuing their investigations into this matter.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact Swatara Police Detective Christopher Seiler at cseiler@swatarapolice.org or 717-564-2550.

Incident Date: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 12:32pm

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Swatara Middle School
1101 Highland St
Harrisburg, PA 17111