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Police: Teen Bully Charged with Terroristic Threats at LMMS

The following Lower Macungie incidents were obtained with information that was supplied by troopers at the barracks in Fogelsville. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Theft: Reported Sept. 24 by Thomas Higgins of 6634 Blue Heather Court; firearm stolen from his vehicle at his home, police said; no loss estimate.

Theft: Reported by Christina Pagano of Macungie; iPhone taken from her while shopping at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, police said; no loss estimate.

Theft: Reported by Jessica Sallit of Allentown; cell phone taken Sept. 17 while she set it down to look at merchandise and left it behind, police said; no loss estimate.

Charged: Robert Gross of the 4700 block of Doe Run Court, Schnecksville, with resisting arrest/disorderly conduct; at 11:43 a.m. Aug. 21 at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road; Gross resisted arrest when officer Dathan Schlegel of Berks/Lehigh Regional Police Department attempted to detain him, police said; charges filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Faulkner of Upper Macungie Township.

Charged: 13-year-old boy Oct. 6 with terroristic threats; threatened to harm another 13-year-old boy on several occasions at Lower Macungie Middle School, 6299 Lower Macungie Road, police said.

Lower Mac Resident October 12, 2012 at 12:17 PM
This is sick, every school has programs, announcements..anything you can think of about bullies and how a bully can hurt the soul of another child...and we still have this..you have to wonder...what the kids parents are like, you can't tell me the attitude of the parent is not seen in the child.
Jody Licker October 12, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Most programs do not work on a bully, they are not sensitive misguided souls. Enforcement of rules, threat of incarceration in a juvenile facility with tough love and rules may work. Bullies are often the product of issues in the home, but schools cannot be held responsible for that , therefore law enforcement should be. I for one think LMMS and Mrs. Vincent and her staff are great people who care and they do not tolerate bullies.
slyfox October 12, 2012 at 01:34 PM
There will always be bullies I am sad to say. Just assess some of the commentary left by theoretical adults on the range of topics here on the "Patch". Belittling each other, foul language, rudeness, nastiness and blatant disrespect is evident. When there is a disagreement, the insults come fast & furious. Many of them hurtful. Any wonder that kids will be bullies? I don’t wonder at all. Peace.

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