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Boy, 12, Accused Of Threatening To 'Shoot [His] School Up'

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BROWNSVILLE, Pa. (KDKA) -- A 12-year-old boy is accused of making threats against his school in Fayette County.

State police say the boy attends Brownsville Area Middle School.

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Troopers were called to the school late Thursday afternoon and say they found credible evidence of a threat.

"This individual made threats that he was going to one of the schools, shoot the school up, and actually target a certain race," said Tpr. Robert Broadwater, of Pennsylvania State Police.

Police say he's facing charges of terroristic threats, risking a catastrophe and ethnic intimidation.

State police say it appears the boy did not have the actual means to follow through on his threat.

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