West Chester teen charged for allegedly making terrorist threat

The teen allegedly posted a “realistic looking airsoft gun with a caption implying a threat of a school shooting” on social media, according to police reports.

The incident occurred on Nov. 16 and the police arrested the boy on Nov. 18. He was taken to the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center, according to the report.

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Juvenile Court Administrator Rob Clevenger said the juvenile had a hearing before Judge Kathleen Romans on Nov. 19 and she ordered a risk assessment.

The boy was released from the detention center Tuesday and placed on house arrest. He has a pre-trial hearing scheduled for Dec. 21.

Lakota School officials said the 14-year attends Hopewell Junior School. They declined further comment due to the suspect’s juvenile status.

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