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Cops: Indiana County high school student admits making bomb threat

Paul Peirce
| Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, 4:03 p.m.
In blurred motion, students and their parents walk by lockers in the new Pioneer Middle School in Brookline, Tuesday, July 31st, 2001.  KJH-PSCHOOL1-01
In blurred motion, students and their parents walk by lockers in the new Pioneer Middle School in Brookline, Tuesday, July 31st, 2001. KJH-PSCHOOL1-01

State police in Indiana said a United High School student has admitted writing a bomb threat on a bathroom stall that prompted evacuation of the school Monday.

Trooper Hayden Blough reported criminal charges, including terrorist threats, will be filed against the juvenile male.

The building was searched with the assistance of K-9 units after the threat was discovered about 8:30 a.m. Monday in a men’s bathroom. State police reported no suspicious devices were found at the school near Armagh in East Wheatfield.

Students were evacuated to the nearby elementary school during the search. Students and staff returned to classes at approximately 1 p.m.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, ppeirce@tribweb.com or via Twitter @ppeirce_trib.

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