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Boy, 15, charged with allegedly making school shooting comment in West Kittanning

April 1, 2018

A 15-year-old boy is facing criminal charges after state police say he made comments about a school shooting during class.

The boy, who police did not identify, has been charged with disorderly conduct in connection with the incident Monday at Grace Christian School in West Kittanning.

Police reported that the boy said, “this would be a good day for a school shooter to come in.”

Police said the statement “caused alarm and concern from the teacher.”

A message left for school officials was not immediately returned.

No further information was available.

Matthew Medsger is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4675, mmedsger@tribweb.com or via Twitter @matthew_medsger.