Garrett DeBacco, 18, of Cowansville, Armstrong County, was arrested Friday and charged with a felony after police say he was responsible for making the unsubstantiated threat at Karns City High School on Tuesday. He scribbled a message that he was going to blow up the school on the bathroom wall.
State Police allege DeBacco, who was a student at Karns City High, announced to his classmates and teacher that he had found a bomb threat written on the boy’s bathroom wall. That prompted an evacuation of the entire high school and a response by state police. Students were then sent home early.
He was taken to jail Friday and is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on Tuesday.