Student Arrested in Social-media Threat
By Jon Winkler
TYNGSBORO -- Police arrested a student of Greater Lowell Technical High School on Tuesday after the student allegedly made a threat on social media to harm others.
According to a press release, school administrators were alerted on the evening of April 8 to a post on Snapchat where a student threatened to commit an act of violence.
Though the school was never specifically mentioned in the post, police and school resource officers launched an investigation and found the threat to not be credible.
The 15-year-old male student was identified, located and arrested at the school on Tuesday morning with the school opening without trouble. The suspect is charged with threatening to use dangerous items.
Chief Richard Howe said that there was “no danger” to any of the school’s students or staff. Police found no weapons or other dangerous items on the suspect when he was arrested.
“Community members are our eyes and ears and in this case, a student saw something and said something, contributing to the safety of their school community,” Howe said in the press release.
School Superintendent Joseph Mastrocola thanked the Police Department for its “aggressive police work.”