A juvenile in the Williamsburg School District in Blair County was arrested for threatening to bring a gun to school and targeting a specific student, according to state police at Hollidaysburg.
The threat, which was deemed credible, was reported to police on Thursday and the 17-year-old was taken into custody Friday, according to police.
Police planned to transport the juvenile to a detention facility and charges were filed through the Blair County Probation Department.
The arrest is the sixth in Centre, Huntingdon, Juniata and Blair counties for alleged school threats since Feb. 12. It is the fifth incident since the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on Feb. 14.
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Five of the six threats were made by a minor. The exception was Shane Valence, 26, who pleaded guilty to public drunkenness on Wednesday.
Valence attempted to gain unauthorized entry into Easterly Parkway Elementary School, but was denied because of security measures at the school. A witness told police Valence was running from the school saying someone had been shot.
He was apprehended by police about a block away and was found to be hallucinating about a “shooting and people chasing him.”
Penn State police investigated a report of a possible threat on campus as well, according to spokeswoman Lisa Powers. An individual was reportedly carrying what looked like a long gun with an orange tip near Old Main.
Authorities did not find anyone matching the description of the suspect, but Powers said the community is reminded to remain vigilant and report incidents to police by calling 911.