Laurel Police: Emergency Commitment After Student’s Alleged Threat

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012  |  Updated 2:48 PM EDT
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A high school student was hospitalized for an emergency commitment after classmates felt threatened by his behavior, according to Laurel police.

Darcy Spencer

A high school student was hospitalized for an emergency commitment after classmates felt threatened by his behavior, according to Laurel police.

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A high school student was hospitalized for an emergency commitment after classmates felt threatened by his behavior, according to Laurel police.

The student alleged he would do harm to others, officers said.

The student's classmates complained about his disruptive behavior Monday, police spokesman Pete Piringer said Tuesday. A teacher told a school security officer, who notified police.

Police contacted the youth's parents, who said he had access to weapons, Piringer said. Police also found some materials that Piringer said lent credibility to the alleged threats.

Police would not say what high school the student attended or how old he is.

Police Chief Richard McLaughlin said the incident is a prime example of “see something, say something.”

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