Vince Lattanzio

Phoenixville Sophomore Charged With Making Bomb Threat

A 10th grade Phoenixville high school student has been charged after authorities say he made a bomb threat inside school Thursday.

The male student, whose identity was not released, was overheard saying he had a bomb inside his backpack by school staff around 8:30 a.m., police said.

Administrators evacuated the school and police swept the building with bomb sniffing dogs and searched the backpack. No device was found. Students were allowed back in just before 11 a.m.

The student who allegedly made the remark was taken into custody and questioned. Police decided to charge him with making terroristic threats and related offenses, officials said.

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