Alleged Bomb Threat in Kennett Square: Juvenile Faces Charges for ‘Joke’

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KENNETT SQUARE, PA — A male juvenile in Kennett Square is facing charges after allegedly making a bomb threat, according to a recent press release from the Kennett Square Police Department. The incident occurred on December 18, 2023, and has been treated as a serious matter by local law enforcement, despite the juvenile’s claims that it was just a joke.

At approximately 10:16 AM, police officers were informed that the male juvenile had told another young individual that he had a bomb in his backpack. When questioned, the juvenile admitted to making the statement but dismissed it as a joke, stating it was “not a big deal.”

The officers and staff took the opportunity to educate the young man about the potential public inconvenience and fear such a statement could cause, emphasizing that bomb threats are not a subject of humor. Despite his casual attitude towards his actions, the gravity of the situation led to official legal action.

The police department completed a Juvenile Allegation, charging the minor with terroristic threats and disorderly conduct. These charges have been forwarded to the Chester County Juvenile Probation for further action.

The charges include one count of terroristic threats and one count of disorderly conduct. It’s a grave reminder of the serious consequences that can result from reckless comments, especially when they involve threats of violence or terror.

As this case involves a juvenile, specific details about the identity of the individual are being withheld. The Kennett Square Police Department emphasizes that charges or an arrest do not constitute a declaration of guilt. The accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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