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Franklin County teen faces terroristic threat charges

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 27, 2013 10:28 AM

(Willow Hill) -- Authorities in central Pennsylvania say a 14-year-old student is facing charges following what officials call a bomb threat "hoax" that prompted an evacuation of a high school.  

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Fannett-Metal School District officials said a verbal threat was made shortly after noon on Friday, and state police were immediately called.

Police allege that the juvenile told other students "that he had planted a bomb in the west wing of the school.''

Superintendent Jim Duffey says the school went into immediate lockdown, sending students to the elementary school and notifying parents about the threat and action.

Police cleared the building within a couple of hours and declared the threat a hoax.

Officials said the youth is facing terroristic threat charges through the Franklin County juvenile probation department.

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