Reporting Brad Segall
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By Brad Segall
HOLLAND, Pa. (CBS) — A 14-year-old Bucks County boy has admitted in juvenile court that he threatened to shoot students and teachers at Council Rock High School South, in Northampton Township, last month.
Bucks County prosecutor Michelle Walsh says the ninth grader admitted to charges of making terroristic threats and possession of a firearm by a minor.
Northampton Township police arrested the teen on December 20th after receiving a tip from the parent of another child that the student had made a verbal threat to bring weapons to the school.
Police seized weapons from the boy’s home (see related story).
Walsh says prosecutors take these cases very seriously, “especially in the wake of the tragedy that happened in Connecticut. I think the response to this, although they are always taken seriously, was very expeditious and the police were right on top of the situation.”
The boy is scheduled for disposition — the juvenile equivalent to sentencing — later this month.
Walsh, the prosecutor, says there is a range of options for juveniles that include probation to outside placements.
Meanwhile, a preliminary hearing for the boy’s mother, who was arrested on child endangerment, weapons, and drug offenses, has been postponed until next month.