LEXINGTON (CBS) – There were extra patrols and rattled nerves but students returned to Lexington High School after a scare Thursday when classes ended early due to threats sent to the school.
Myles Penniman, 20, of Lexington, was arraigned in Concord District Court Friday for allegedly sending the threats in a group text.
A prosecutor said the text sent by Penniman and an unidentified Belmont teenager threatened to shoot teachers and students, and made references to Newtown, Conn., shooter Adam Lanza and the Columbine school shootings in Colorado.
Two Lexington High sophomores included in a group text reported the threats to school officials.
According to the prosecutor, the texts read in part “We are gonna kill the teachers at 3? Lex High is in trouble. U heard O Lanza?Let’s go for the LAB kids first.”
LAB is a class for developmentally challenged students at Lexington High.
Prosecutors said police were notified about the threats by school officials around 11:45 a.m. The threats came from three phone numbers, one of which police traced to a Parker Street home near the high school where Penniman lives with his family, prosecutors said.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Ben Parker reports