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PA teen charged after Uniontown school shooting plot averted

PA teen charged after Uniontown school shooting plot averted”

Police recovered multiple guns and machetes from a Pennsylvania high school student's bedroom Thursday night after a classmate allegedly overheard the student threatening a mass shooting, officials said. According to police, a 14-year-old male was arrested at a home in Henry Clay Township, about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, around 8 p.m. Thursday.

A semiautomatic rifle, a shotgun, two lever-action rifles, machetes and throwing knives were found in a 14-year-old boy's bedroom after he allegedly threatened to kill four of his fellow students at Uniontown Area High School, authorities said Friday. "What a reason to do something", District Attorney Rich Bower said Friday about the suspect's motive. He also indicated he could use a sniper rifle from a distance or a shotgun to inflict mass casualties. Fayette County DA Richard Bower gave an itemized list of the highly unsafe weapons loadout they found in the teen's bedroom.

"Quite frankly the parent and the child who reported this are the heroes", Bower said. She went right over to the high school after her daughter Katie texted her saying there were rumors of an attack.

U.S. police seized guns and machetes from a high school student's bedroom after being tipped off by a classmate about a mass shooting threat.

Through the course of their investigation, troopers learned the suspect had planned to target four students at the Uniontown Area High School today. The teen faces juvenile court charges of terroristic threats and causing or risking a catastrophe. Because student safety is the number one priority in the Uniontown Area School District, security has increased throughout a number of our schools today.



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