• 18-year-old arrested for shooting threat against Bethel Park HS

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    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.

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    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.

    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.


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