Guns Seized From Teen Who Threatened School Shooting

PHILADELPHIA (December 21, 2012)--Police seized two handguns from the bedroom of a Pennsylvania teenager they say threatened a shooting at his suburban Philadelphia high school a week after the mass killing at a Connecticut elementary school.

The Council Rock South High School ninth-grader was taken into custody Thursday after classmates reported he made threatening statements, Northampton Township police said.

Detective Sgt. Bill Klein says two 9 mm handguns were in plain sight in the boy's bedroom when police went to his home.

Klein says police treated the threat as credible from the start but weren't sure if the 14-year-old had the means to carry out an attack until searching the home.

The high school canceled classes Friday, but Klein said it appears no other students were involved in the threats.


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