UPDATE: Additional Information Released on Brookville School Shooting Plot
According to Brookville Borough Police Chief Vince Markle, the department received information on Friday, March 29, relating to two students who allegedly planned to carry out a school shooting at Brookville Junior-Senior High School on Monday, April 1.
Through further investigation, authorities determined the juveniles had detailed plans and “spoke of what they planned to do with their peers.”
Chief Markle told exploreClarion.com, “Students came to us and confided in us about the individuals’ intentions.
“Our department has a close relationship with the school district. Two officers are coaches at the high school, four others are security guards, and I am involved in the D.A.R.E Program. The D.A.R.E Program is building a wonderful bond with the students. The relationships with the students have developed, and the students have become comfortable with the police department.”
“The individuals who came forward care about the school,” he added.
“We learned of the plan around 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29, and the department and the school worked together hand in hand on Friday night.”
The students were questioned with their parents present, according to Markle.
This is currently an active investigation, so Chief Markle was unable to disclose any other details about the situation.
Both juveniles were taken into custody by Brookville Police and later turned over to Jefferson County Juvenile Probation.
They have been charged with terroristic threats, harassment, and disorderly conduct.
The juveniles are currently being held in a juvenile detention center.
Brookville Superintendent Robin Fillman declined to comment.
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