Authorities say a juvenile was taken into custody early Monday morning and is facing multiple felony charges.
Neugebauer confirmed the arrest was connected to an incident early Monday morning at the Westmont Hilltop Elementary School. Neugebauer would not confirm specific details about the arrest, citing juvenile privacy laws, but we observed a window was broken and boarded up with glass pieces still laying on a sidewalk leading up to a door late this morning.
Investigators say they believe the juvenile acted alone in making the threat.
” This past week has been difficult for students, parents, administrators and law enforcement officers alike. Everyone shares the collective goal of providing a safe and comfortable environment for our youth to receive a quality education.”
Authorities say numerous law enforcement agencies assisted with the threat investigation including West Hills Police, Upper Yoder Police, the Cambria County Detective Bureau, the Cambria County DA’s office, the Cambria County Sheriff’s office, Pennsylvania State Police, the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, Johnstown Police and Richland Township Police.
Authorities with the Westmont Hilltop School District are providing additional details in regards to Monday’s arrest of a juvenile in connection with last week’s threat investigation.
In a letter sent out by District Superintendent Thomas Mitchell, officials say the juvenile was taken into custody after a second threatening note was found taped to the door of the elementary school.