Tennessee Teen Charged in Line Mountain ‘Swatting’ Call

LOWER MAHANOY TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A teenager from Tennessee is charged with calling in a threat to a school in Northumberland County.

The threat was made back in February at Line Mountain High School in Lower Mahanoy Township, forcing officials to cancel classes.

State police announced Wednesday a 17-year-old boy from Tennessee is charged in the "swatting" incident.

"Swatting" is when someone calls 911 to report a fake emergency.

He was brought before a Northumberland County judge Wednesday morning and placed on probation.

The teenager must also write letters of apology to victims of the threat.

1 Comment

  • Bob Stevens

    Remember when that was a big thing people where doing to each other, specially in the gaming community… swatting each other. I do believe some people even died because of it.
    But yeah I’m sure Red Flag laws wont be abused.

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