Student charged with making threats

Patrick Boley

A Skyline High School student is in custody after reportedly making a threat to harm other students at school on Friday.

Warren County Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron wrote in a news release that a Skyline student made the school aware of a threat at around 7:55 a.m. Friday and the Sheriff’s Office was notified minutes later. The threat was made to students at school on Friday via “a social media messenger account” and was thought to be credible.

School resource officers and other law enforcement agents responded to the school and apprehended the unarmed suspect at the bus loop before he entered the school.

Patrick Boley, 18, of Front Royal, was charged with threats to commit serious bodily harm to people on school property – a class 6 felony – and is being held at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail without bond, the release states.

Lt. Joshua Seal said the Warren County Sheriff’s Office can’t give any more information about the threat made, as the case is still under investigation.

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