Pennsylvania Student Threatened to ‘Shoot Up' School to Miss Class: Cops

Authorities have charged a 16-year-old Pennsylvania high school student who allegedly texted threats to "shoot up" his school, but really only wanted it to be locked down so he'd miss English class.

Monroe County authorities aren't identifying the East Stroudsburg High School South student because he's charged in juvenile court.

The boy was arrested Monday after he posted the online threats then sent screen shots to several other students who reported the threats to school administrators and the police.

The threats said, "I'm shooting up 5th lunch" and "I'm shooting up the school tomorrow" followed by an expletive.

The boy is charged with terroristic threats, criminal use of a cellphone, false alarms and false reports to law enforcement.

He's in a juvenile detention center until his juvenile court hearing.

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