Scituate High School student facing bomb threat charge

By: Samantha Lavien

Slavien@abc6.com

Twitter: @samanthalavien

An anonymous threat to kill three students at Scituate High School and bomb the school was posted on the social media website ASK FM on Saturday. On Sunday a 17-year-old turned himself in to State Police and on Monday the juvenile faced a judge in family court.

“It was frightening we didn't really know what was going on,” said parent Judy Kerkahoff.

“It was very scary it was very concerning. I think authorities did a good job in finding the person and making an arrest but it is very concerning,” said parent Al Medici.

Scituate and Rhode Island State Police investigated the threat and the school sent out an alert to students and parents. Meantime an explosive detection K-9 search was done of the middle/high school complex. The school was declared safe.

After police put out the alert they received a large number of phone calls and eventually the 17-year-old turned himself in at Rhode Island State Police Headquarters.

The juvenile was arrested and a search of the home determined no threats or hazards existed.

Meantime parents at the school tonight say they never thought anything like this would happen here.

“It was definitely not something we expected to here especially in our school,” said Kerkahoff.

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