Threats made against Johnston High School, one student charged

Chief Razza said one student was taken into custody and charged with Disorderly Conduct. The student has since been released to their parents.

JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE)- There was a heavy police presence at Johnston High School Thursday morning. Police tell ABC6 a threat was made against the school.

Along with Johnston Police, State Police additionally responded to the scene with a K-9 unit.

Chief Joseph Razza told ABC6 a verbal threat was made around 8 a.m.

Chief Razza said a juvenile male was taken into custody and charged with Disorderly Conduct. The student has since been released to their parents.

According to Chief Razza, later Thursday morning another threat on social media was made. Out of an abundance of caution, students were dismissed and the threat was deemed not credible.

Students say the principal came over the loudspeaker and announced the lockdown during first period. Students were later dismissed at 10 a.m., with officers escorting them to their cars.

No threats were made against any other school in Johnston. Razza says the High School will be back in session Friday and will resume all activities.

The school administration said the student who made the threat will not be in attendance and faces disciplinary action.

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