Penn. teenager arrested for threatening to ‘kill random students’

By Arturo Garcia
Friday, December 21, 2012 15:26 EDT
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A 14-year-old boy in Newtown, Pennsylvania was arrested on Thursday after allegedly threatening to “kill random staff and students” at a local high school.

According to KYW-TV, the unidentified teen, a student at Council Rock High School South, was taken into custody after police found two working 9-millimeter guns in his bedroom, along with machetes, swords and a fake AK-47 rifle. He was charged with possession of a firearm by a minor and making terroristic threats against the school on Thursday.

“We have identified one student,” said Newtown Detective Sergeant Bill Klein. “We’re very confident that that is the only person involved at this point. He is in custody, so we believe the immediate threat has been squelched.”

Police also arrested two adults, 50-year-old Lizabeth Donohoe and 48-year-old Mario Russo Jr. Donohoe was charged with possessing a firearm, as well as possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare on children. She is still in custody after not being able to make bail. Russo was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing the administration of justice, but was released pending a summons.

Watch KYW’s report, aired Friday, below.

Correction: The original version of this story mistakenly identified Newtown, Pennsylvania as Newtown, Connecticut. The reference has been deleted.

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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