Police: BEA student threatened to ‘shoot up’ school

Julian man held on $750K bail as investigation continues

JULIAN — A Bald Eagle High School student is being accused of making multiple threats to “shoot up” the school, state police at Rockview said.

On April 13, Bald Eagle Area School Administrators reached out to police after they were made aware of alleged threats made by a student at the area high school, police said.

Derek Landone Henry, 18, of Julian, is accused of making multiple comments over the past few weeks regarding “shooting up the school” and getting away with it, police said.

Henry is also accused of allegedly threatening multiple students and their families, telling them he would burn down their homes as well as kill their families, police said.

According to the Centre Daily Times, at 10 a.m. Friday police went to the area school and met with the Henry.

Henry told police he has a short temper, sometimes to the point of losing his control and making drastic comments. He allegedly admitted to discussing shooting up the school, but denied allegations of wanting to kill families, Centre Daily Times reported.

Other investigative steps and measures have been employed and various pieces of evidence were gathered, police said.

Henry was arraigned before District Judge Gillette-Walker with bail set at $750,000 and a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 25 at 8:30 a.m. in Centre County, police said.

The investigation is still ongoing, police said.

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