Newark Juvenile Charged With Social Media Threat

On November 5, 2021, at about 0640 hours, Newark Police School Resource Officers (“SRO”) assigned to Newark High School were made aware of a threat of violence at Newark High School posted on a social media platform.  The SROs immediately initiated an investigation into the threat.  Additional Newark Police Officers responded to the school as a precautionary measure.

In less than two hours, the SROs identified the source of the threat and took the suspect, a 14 year-old male Newark High School student, into custody without incident.

The suspect, from Newark, was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with one count of felony Terroristic Threatening.  He appeared before New Castle County Family Court and was released on $500 unsecured bail.

For information as to the status of the student and any additional action taken by the school, please contact the Christina School District.