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Teen arrested for threat at North Attleboro Middle School

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By: Liz tufts

ltufts@abc6.com

     A middle school student in North Attleboro arrested, threatening his school with a white powder. With the Newtown school shooting fresh on people's minds, schools are taking no chances. On Wednesday, the 14–year–old student was taken away in handcuffs, accused of bringing a vial of white powder to school.

    A student told a teacher one his classmates had a vial of white powder with him. Powder that's used in explosives. Minutes later, a North Attleboro dad got an email alert on his phone. His daughter goes to the middle school.

    The 14 year old told police he was joking and the powder was for a call whistle that he bought at a local zoo. The bomb squad was called in to test the substance and it turned out to be harmless.The school district is taking it very seriously.  It comes after the Connecticut shooting and it's the second threat in the North Attleboro school district in a month. Just before Christmas, 17–year–old Patrick Skrabec threatened to shoot up his high school. He told police he was only joking, but he too was arrested.

    The 14-year-old has been suspended and is charged with disturbing a school. He'll face a judge next week.

 

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