Sayre High School Student Arrested After Alleged Social Media Threat
SAYRE, P.A. (WENY) - A Sayre Area High School student has been arrested after allegedly making a threat on social media.
According to the Sayre Police Department, the student threatened to be "a school shooter." Police say the student, who is a minor, was arrested shortly after 9:30am Friday at the high school after district officials alerted police to the alleged Facebook post.
The student has been charged with making Terroristic Threats and Reckless Endangerment.
The student has been turned over to the Bradford County Juvenile Probation Department and is behind held in a juvenile detention center.
Sayre Police consider the incident neutralized, but will continue their investigation of the incident.
Sayre Police Chief Daniel Reynolds says it is an isolated incident.
Sayre Area School District Superintendent Dr. Sherry Griggs tells us the district does not have a comment at this time because the investigation is still underway.
An informational message was sent to parents and families of students after the incident, letting them know that no student or staff were in any danger at the high school building at the time of the incident.
Police and the school district tell WENY News no further information will be released at this time.