More police at Harwood Union HS after threatening message

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DUXBURY, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont State Police will be present at Harwood Union High School during morning arrival Wednesday after the discovery of a threatening message on social media.

According to police, Principal Lisa Atwood contacted them after receiving an email from a parent concerned about posts on Facebook. The post allegedly read "this is what imma use to shoot up a school." It also included a picture of instructions on how to make a homemade crossbow from GAMINGbible, along with mention of getting a car bomb to kill a female.

After reviewing the posts, conducting a full threat assessment and speaking with the student and his parent, Vermont State Police issued a citation to a 15-year-old male student to appear in Washington County Superior Court Thursday.

The student has been suspended from school for the remainder of the year and is being charged with criminal threatening and disorderly conduct by an electronic device.

In a statement, Harwood Unified School District Superintendent Bridgid Nease said, "Safety is our top priority. All precautionary measures will be taken."

The school district will be investigating the situation.