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Posted on: April 7, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Juvenile Charged with Bomb Threat at Manheim Central HS

A Lancaster County student is charged with writing a bomb threat that was found March 30 in a bathroom stall at Manheim Central High School.

On Wednesday, Manheim police charged the juvenile, a Manheim Central School District student, with a felony count of terroristic threats.

A student found the threat in the afternoon of March in a stall of a girls’ bathroom.

An investigation, which included an evacuation and sweep of the high school with assistance from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, revealed the threat wasn’t credible.

Parents were notified of the threat and ensuing investigation.

Manheim police and Adam Webb, school resource officer for the district, conducted an investigation and identified the individual involved.

The juvenile student will be prosecuted in the juvenile court system.

“The Manheim Central School District and the Manheim Borough Police Department remain committed to and vigilant in creating a safe learning environment,” Manheim Police Chief Joseph Stauffer said on Wednesday.

Police, in conjunction with Officer Webb, have identified four individuals involved in bomb-threat incidents this school year. Police have strong leads on two other individuals believed to be involved.

“We continue to use all of our available resources to apprehend these individuals to ensure the safety of the facility, faculty and students,” Chief Stauffer said.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041;; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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