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OXFORD — Again?

Pennsylvania State Police responded Monday to the Oxford Area High School for another school threat this school year.

Troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks were made aware of a threat directed at the Oxford Area high School. Troopers responded to the school at 705 Waterway Road at about 9:30 a.m. Monday.

State police said through an investigation, it was discovered a 16-year-old boy from Oxford Borough had allegedly made a threat via Snapchat regarding a shooting that was going to occur at the Oxford Area High School at 11 a.m. that day. Troopers quickly located the teenager at his home in Oxford and placed him under arrest for terroristic threats, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

State police said that they have a zero tolerance stance when it comes to such incidents and it will be investigated thoroughly to determine if the threat is credible or not. Oxford Area School District officials declined to comment on Tuesday, citing confidentiality reasons.

State police Avondale Barracks responded to a school threat at Oxford Area High School two months ago and that investigation also resulted in an arrest.

State police responded to the high school at about 7:55 a.m. Sept. 25 for a report of terroristic threats. State police made contact with the reporting party who said that two students heard another student allegedly making a threat about conducting a school shooting in the cafeteria. Before the start of the school, troopers spoke to the suspect and conducted a search. The search did not yield any weapons on the person or in their vehicle. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with terroristic threats, according to state police. That student has been suspended from school and the investigation is ongoing.

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