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A 16-year-old male is in Tioga County Shelter after making a threat relative to a school shooting, police said.

The student of Austin Area School District made the threat during lunch on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

The incident was brought to state police’s attention after a 911 hang up call was received by the Coudersport Borough Police Department.

State police located the caller and conducted an investigation.

The youth was charged as a juvenile with the following:

  • Terroristic threats, felony 3
  • Harassment, misdemeanor 2
  • Disorderly conduct, misdemeanor 3

Potter County Probation was notified relative to detention of the juvenile.

He was placed in Tioga County Shelter, pending court proceedings.

There are no further threats relative to any Potter County school districts, police said.