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Teen Arrested After Alleged Threat at Methuen High School

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    A Massachusetts teenager has been arrested after allegedly threatening his high school.

    Police responded to Methuen High School around 2 p.m. Monday after classmates reported that a 16-year-old boy had made disturbing comments, referencing bullets, death and a mass shooting.

    The teenager, a Methuen resident whose name has not been released, was arrested at the school.

    Police searched the teen's home and didn't find any weapons.

    "This is an excellent example of 'see something, say something,'" Mayor James Jajuga said in a statement. "In this instance, students heard disturbing remakrs about committing violence at school, and they spoke up immediately. This is one of the ways we keep our community and schools safe."

    Authorities do not believe the school is in any danger.

    The suspect is expected to be arraigned at Lawrence Juvenile Court.

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