Police: Man Threatened to ‘Shoot Up the School' in Lowell, Massachusetts

Police have arrested a man accused of threatening violence against a school in Lowell, Massachusetts.

According to police, posts were discovered on a web page for Pawtucketville Memorial Elementary School in which a suspect threatened to "shoot up the school."

Dozens of children were evacuated from the school Thursday. The incident took place during school vacation week, but the children were present for a school program.

Authorities arrested 36-year-old Robert McDaniel of Lowell. He is being charged with making a threat involving a firearm, causing disruption of a school.

McDaniel allegedly claimed in the posts to have a rifle, but police say there is no indication he had access to a gun.

The suspect will be arraigned Friday at Lowell District Court. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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