9th-Grader Charged in Emmaus High Bomb Hoax, Police Say
A ninth-grade student has been charged with making terroristic threats in relation to a December 2012 bomb hoax at Emmaus High School, police say.
An Emmaus High School ninth-grader has been charged with making terroristic threats—a third-degree felony—for a Dec. 20, 2012 bomb hoax at the high school, according to Emmaus Police.
Charges will be referred to Lehigh County Juvenile Court, according to a press release from the Emmaus Police Department.
The high school has been the target of three bomb hoaxes in the last three months. Investigation into the other incidents continues, police say.
The most recent hoax at Emmaus High School happened last week.
The Dec. 20 incident happened a week after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Threats and pranks disrupted classes at schools in several states that week and at least two students were charged in other towns:
- A young woman was arrested in Tennessee as a result of school threats.
- A 14-year-old boy was charged after allegedly making a bomb threat via Twitter in a Buffalo-area school district.