Pelham students arrested for alleged violent threats

Two Pelham High School students who allegedly made threats of violence against classmates and administrators were arrested Friday.

The students allegedly threatened to bring guns to the school. Superintendent Dr. Charles Wilson says a security guard witnessed the students acting out a violent scene on stage in the school auditorium Feb. 4 and reported it to authorities.

Wilson says students were never in any tangible danger. Though the students threatened to use guns, he says, they did not obtain nor did they have access to any.

Some parents say the school took too long to let them know about the situation. The school posted a report detailing the incident on the district Web site Saturday. Wilson says he couldn?t talk about the matter until police had enough evidence to make arrests.

The students were charged with misdemeanor conspiracy. They were suspended and are expected to appear in family court Tuesday.

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