In a press release issued late Wednesday, Lower Saucon Township police announced the filing of charges against two juveniles allegedly involved in using the popular social media site Facebook to make a threat.
Police said both juveniles charged are 16 years old and identified one of the two as male. Police did not specify the gender of the other juvenile charged.
In the press release, police said the male juvenile is charged with disorderly conduct, and that the other juvenile has been charged with disorderly conduct and terroristic threats.
Police did not specify who was threatened, but listed the location of the alleged incident as 2100 Polk Valley Road, which is the address of Saucon Valley High School.
The date of the alleged incident was given as Dec. 16, 2011, which was the same day the Saucon Valley School District issued a news alert about harassing messages reportedly posted on students' Facebook pages, as well as a police investigation into a related threat against a Saucon Valley school on Facebook.
In the news alert, the district said "the focus of the messages is directed at a single individual.... In response, that individual has made a generic threat against those that were messaging, along with a school (related) reference of harm."
The district said it was working with law enforcement officials to address the situation, as well as putting extra security measures in place and contacting the parents of students involved. After-school elementary and middle school activities were also canceled Friday.
On Monday afternoon, Dec. 19, superintendent Sandra Fellin issued a recorded update about the investigation that was relayed to parents via the SchoolMessenger notification system.
In the message, Fellin said law enforcement officials had spoken to several individuals that "were involved in the Facebook situation."
"They believe that there is no--no--validity to the threat, and that the schools are safe," Fellin said.