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Haverford High Alum Arrested for Social Media Threat

A former Haverford High School student was arrested and charged in connection with a threat made to the school in early January.

The threat was posted on January 5 to the social media site Yik-Yak and was directed at students involved with the Best Buddies program which is comprised of students with special needs as well as volunteers, said Haverford Township Police.

Students were subjected to a lockdown following the threat that indicated that a student would be bring weapons to the school. It also urged others to bring weapons to the school, according to police.

An investigation into the incident revealed that the threat was made on a cell phone used by 20-year-old Elliot Tentarelli. Tentarelli, a graduate of the Delaware County high school, was arrested Friday and later admitted to making the threat, officials said in a press release.

Tentarelli is facing multiple charges including making terroristic threats. simple assault and disorderly conduct.

His bail was set at 10-percent of $40,000. He is being held at Delaware County Prison.

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