PITTSBURGH - Target 11 has confirmed that a 16-year old student from the Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Student Achievement Center in Homewood was arrested at the school on Friday by members of the western Pennsylvania's Joint Terrorism Task Force.
News of the arrest came as a big surprise to parents.
“It's kind a scary being that this is my child's first day here and not knowing too much about it,” said parent Rosalind Williams.
The teenager is accused of using a computer to make threats online against either the FBI or government officials.
Police haven't released much information, but investigator Rick Earle confirmed that the Joint Terrorism Task Force launched the investigation, and Allegheny County police have taken over the case, filing charges against the teenager.
"As this is an investigation, we are assisting the agency with any information request," said Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh.