The threats, posted during the late evening hours Tuesday on FaceBook, were reported to police by the parent of a friend of the arrested subject.
The 16 year-old was taken into custody at Tantasqua Regional High School, by Sturbridge Police and later transported to Dudley Juvenile Court. The threats were reportedly due to conflicts the subject was having with other students at the school. The school administration was notified of this incident by police.
Police Chief Thomas Ford told ABC40 News, “Police and School officials took immediate action upon learning about the posts. A parent informed us of them. We feel that at no time were the students or faculty in any danger today.”
He was charged with violating Chapter 269, sec 14 of Mass General Laws concerning “making firearm threats toward a school.”