Yarger: Student in custody after threat by text made against Juniata High School

MIFFLINTOWN — A Juniata High School student was removed from the school Thursday by the Pennsylvania State Police — who were already on scene in an effort to provide more of a visible presence at the school — after making a threat against the school via text message to other students, according to Juniata County School District Superintendent Keith Yarger.

Yarger said in an email to The Sentinel that while the threat was not deemed to be credible, no weapons were found and no students were ever in danger, the student in question was removed from the school by police to “show that we are not messing around with any threats.”

Yarger said that the student had made the threat via text message to other students, who then notified the administration, who then notified the police who were already on scene.

It is not clear whether the student was arrested or charged. The student’s name has not yet been released.

CORRECTION: This story originally said East Juniata High School due to unclear information contained in an email. A corrected version is above.