Student charged with making threat that shut down Keystone Oaks School District
Police have charged a Keystone Oaks student with making violent, online threats that shut down the school district Tuesday, school and police officials said.
The student, a juvenile who police did not identify, admitted to posting the threat in a YouTube Live Stream, according to Mt. Lebanon police Deputy Chief Jason Haberman.
Superintendent William Stropkaj said in a statement that the student said he never intended to hurt anyone.
Stropkaj said that Mt. Lebanon police alerted the district to the threat early Tuesday, around the same time someone submitted a report through the district’s Safe2Say Something system, which allows anyone to report threats or warning signs of violence anonymously.
The child, from Green Tree, is charged as a juvenile with making terroristic threats, Haberman said.
Keystone Oaks school buildings will open Tuesday afternoon for normal, pre-scheduled events and meetings, Stropkaj said, including the school board meeting and WPIAL basketball playoffs.
Staff writer Megan Guza contributed to this report.
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