Juvenile Suspect Arrested In School Threat Case

Jason Graziadei •

Just hours after the FBI informed the Nantucket Police Department on Monday of a threat against a school that was posted on a social media site - a threat which was taken seriously enough that police advised island summer camps to go into lockdown - one of three juvenile suspects involved in the incident was arrested.

At 5:50 p.m. on Monday, Nantucket Police Department officers arrested the male suspect and charged him with making a "threat concerning the location of dangerous items and serious public alarm" as well as disorderly conduct, according to Lt. Angus MacVicar.

The individual was released by the bail clerk for an appearance in Barnstable Juvenile Court. Police declined to share anything further on the case, including why the other two individuals involved were not arrested.

The threat, which was flagged by the FBI and relayed to Nantucket Police, prompted a 30-minute lockdown - and in some cases a "lockout" - at youth camps across the island. While it was quickly resolved, some parents and campers were left rattled by the experience and calling for consequences for those who had perpetrated the threat.

The Current has filed a Freedom of Information Act request for more information about this case.

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