A teenage boy was taken into custody after he allegedly threatened to bring a gun to school to commit a murder-suicide.
On Wednesday, a student at Triton Regional High School in Runnemede, NJ, told the Vice Principal that Steven Gilboy, 18, planned on coming to the school during dismissal with a gun to shoot and kill two students before turning the weapon on himself. Officials say Gilboy is a Senior at the school and was at home on suspension.
School officials immediately notified police who went to Gilboy’s home in Blackwood, New Jersey shortly after 1 p.m. The officers searched the house but did not recover a weapon. Gilboy was taken into custody and charged with one count of terroristic threats before being released. While being questioned, Gilboy denied the accusations against him.
“He denies everything,” said Captain Paul Dailey of the Runnemede Police Department. “But as you well know, due to the tragedies we’ve had in Boston and Connecticut, we cannot take these threats lightly. We have to act on every threat, regardless of how small it is or how large it is.”
Sources tell NBC10’s Nefertiti Jaquez that Gilboy has been arrested in the past as a juvenile.
Triton High School officials sent a message to parents, informing them of the alleged threat. Both Runnemede and Gloucester Township Police searched through the school property but did not find anything. Officials say there was no immediate threat to any students in the school.