Two handguns were seized from the bedroom of a teen who threatened a shooting at his suburban Philadelphia high school a week after a mass killing at a Connecticut elementary school, police said Friday. Also Friday, a 16-year-old student in southern Michigan was arrested after authorities said he threatened a teacher in an online posting.
In the Pennsylvania case, the Council Rock South High School ninth-grader was taken into custody Thursday after students said he made threatening statements, Northampton Township police said.
Two 9mm handguns were in plain sight in the boy’s bedroom when police went to his home, according to Detective Sergeant Bill Klein. He said a more thorough search will be performed after police obtain a search warrant.
Klein said at least two students and their parents reported the threats.
The unidentified student remains in custody at a juvenile facility. His mother was charged with drug and weapons counts after police arrived, and a man there was charged with obstruction of justice and resisting arrest, Klein said.
Council Rock School District is headquartered in Newtown, a community with the same name as the Connecticut town where a gunman killed 20 elementary school students a week ago.
The student made no mention of last Friday’s shooting, but did threaten violence, Klein said.
In Michigan, the Chelsea School District student was arrested at his home about 60 miles west of Detroit, MLive.com reported. The Sheriff’s Department said students were not in danger.
The online posting made ‘‘a very specific threat to a specific teacher in the district,’’ the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.