BETHEL PARK, Pa. - An 18-year-old has been arrested in connection with a shooting threat made against Bethel Park High School, district officials said.
In a letter to parents, the school district said the Bethel Park Police Department on Saturday was made aware of an online post that threatened the high school. The threat was for Monday.
Police identified the man suspected of being responsible for the threat as Xavier Cisneros.
According to a criminal complaint, Cisneros claimed he would send a SWAT team to the school on March 11 and that a shooting was planned for March 18.
Police say he also posted similar threats on message boards online which caught the attention of the FBI.
Xavier Cisneros arrested for threatening to shoot up Bethel Park High School.— Cara Sapida (@WPXICara) March 18, 2019
-Claimed he would send a SWAT team to the school on March 11th to teach them a lesson
- planning a shooting on March 18th and ‘stop me if you can’ pic.twitter.com/6S2jqPkUcP
Threatening emails were also sent directly to the principal.
Additional police were present at the high school Monday.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating.
© 2019 Cox Media Group.