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Arrest made in Allegany High School Threat

April 27th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

On 04/25/2016 the Cumberland Police responded to a complaint about an Allegany High School student who was allegedly making threats to harm students and staff at the school. A joint investigation involving the Cumberland Police, the school resource officers, the Allegany County Sheriff's Office, the Allegany County Public School System, and Investigators with the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I) was initiated.

Through the investigation it was learned that a 15 year old 9th grade student had sent text messages to several friends and acquaintances indicating that he was planning to come to school in the near future and harm students and staff. C3I Investigators and Deputies responded to the suspect's residence and made contact with the suspect. Investigators spoke with the suspect and conducted a consent search of the residence. No weapons were located.

Although Investigators determined that the student did not have the means to carry out the threat, the suspect was taken into custody at that time. Charges are pending. C3I Investigators have investigated rumors that other individuals may be involved, but have found no credible evidence at this time that there are any other suspects connected to the incident. Law enforcement gave credit to the students who first received these texts for coming forward with the information, resulting in a prompt response to the situation. The investigation is continuing.

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March 20th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County Superintendent of Schools Dr David Cox confirmed to WCBC News Thursday morning that the culprit, or culprits responsible for a threat made at Allegany High School on Wednesday have been identified. An arrest has been made and Cox says the student or students will be dealt with by the school system utilizing the disciplinary policies in place…





As a precautionary measure, officers will remain at Allegany on Thursday and Friday and there will be controlled entry into the building through Friday. In addition, all after school and evening activities that had been scheduled at Allegany on Thursday and Friday remain cancelled. The threat and evacuation of Allegany on Wednesday forced a last minute change in schedule as the State Superintendent of Schools Dr Lillian Lowery was slated to visit the high school to observe its STEM program. Cox said that Lowery is a veteran of the public school system and has held a variety of positions over the years, thus the threat and evacuation was not a new experience for her…


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