January 21, 2022

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Teenage girl charged with threats after high school dismisses early – lehighvalleylive.com

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Emmaus police assisting the East Penn School District in an investigation into threats sent via social media announced the arrest of a teenage girl.

Officers responded Friday to Emmaus High School for threats deemed credible, police said in a news release Saturday. School officials were already on alert Friday after social media threats of violence circulated across the United States.

East Penn dismissed students from the high school early on Friday after messages circulated among students and on social media that “contained threats that were specific to Emmaus High School,” Superintendent Kristen Campbell said.

“A search warrant was executed on this date and the investigation revealed that the threats were a hoax orchestrated by a 14-year-old female juvenile,” police said in Saturday’s release. “The juvenile has been charged with terroristic threats.”

Police were assisted in the investigation by the FBI and Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office.

The investigation is continuing, police said.

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