Teen faces charges in Havre de Grace High threat

Posted at 12:17 PM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 17:26:52-05

A 16-year-old boy is facing charges after a threat at Havre de Grace High School Thursday, police say.

Around 10:15 a.m. a student told the school resource officer at Havre de Grace High School that another student had sent a group text referring to a shooting at the school, according to Havre de Grace police.

Police then started investigating the threat. The student was taken out of class and was taken into police custody by 11 a.m., police said.

During that time the school was placed on lockdown.

The lockdown was lifted by 12:15 p.m., according to Jillian Lader, a spokeswoman for Harford County Public Schools.

Police said the text message stemmed from a dispute with other students included in the group message.

The student, identified only as a 16-year-old boy, is facing charges. Charges had not yet been filed as of 2 p.m.

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