MARION CENTER — A 14-year-old Marion Center Junior/Senior High School student faces charges including misdemeanor terroristic threats and disorderly conduct after it was reported that he posted a threatening message to the social media platform Snapchat.
The message, posted Saturday at about 8 p.m., referenced the student’s intent to bring guns to school and shoot fellow students. Upon consultation with the Indiana County District Attorney Office, the student will be charged via a written allegation to be filed with the Indiana County Juvenile Probation Department.
Just after 8 a.m. Monday, troopers were contacted by the Marion Center Area School District and notified of a threatening message posted to social media. Troopers investigated and learned that a student reported the post to school administration upon arriving at school today.
During the course of the investigation, the student who is alleged to have posted the message and his guardians were interviewed at the school and it was determined that he does not have access to weapons. Armstrong-Indiana Crisis was notified and responded to the school district to assist with the investigation.
At this time, troopers have determined that there is no credible threat to students, faculty or staff.
Parents were notified in a robocall Monday morning that the school was briefly put on lockdown during the investigation.