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Student Arrested for Threatening Spring-Ford Staff

The 16-year old has been charged.

A 16-year-old Spring-Ford Area High School student was arrested at the school on Tuesday, December 18 for allegedly making threats against administrators and teachers. 

According to the Limerick Township Police Department's Facebook page, the department has filed charges of making terroristic threats, along with other related charges.

Both the school district and the police department have stated that no students, teachers or staff were in danger during the incident. 

Police report that the student was taken into custody and committed to the Horsham Clinic for a psychiatric evaluation. 

A district statement said that "disciplinary measures were taken and [t]he matter is now in the hands of the Limerick Township Police Department."

"The safety and well-being of all students is our highest priority, which is why the district handles all threats swiftly and appropriately," the district said.

Stephen Eickhoff December 20, 2012 at 10:08 PM
I'm stunned. We don't even need to discuss the idea of a plastic butter knife being deemed a weapon any more than a plastic spoon or everyday school items like pens. The very idea that we should be pedantic enough to consider items clearly not intended by the rule is repulsive to me. I'm glad Trish is such a strict parent that she never had to worry about some teacher or administrator with an agenda abusing the rule to ruin her child's education.
Robert Wagner December 21, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Howdy, neighbor. Do you know the kid? Do you know his family? Have you extended a hand or tried to help them in any way? Or is it simply easier to excommunicate all the people who contaminate your little paradise?
Bill Mason December 21, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Too bad school administrators aren't as vigilant about students threatening the lives of other students. When a student is told he will be killed if he tells anyone about being bullied, I can't believe that peer counselors, teachers and others could totally miss something like that taking place on a daily basis right under their noses.
Stephen Eickhoff December 21, 2012 at 04:30 AM
No one understands a rule that could be interpreted to include blunt plastic utensils as dangerous weapons. Why, just possessing a PICTURE of a weapon could get you suspended. Silly, right? Nope. http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/2nd-ariz-eighth-grader-suspended-for-drawing-images-of-gun
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