Cops: Worker threatens to use oxygen tank to blow up school

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Posted: Feb 22, 2016 9:43 AM

CHICORA, Pa. (AP) — A cafeteria worker has been charged with threatening to use her oxygen tank to blow up the Pennsylvania public school where she worked.

The Butler Eagle (http://bit.ly/1Q5qRlD ) reports that 52-year-old Kimberly McElravy, of Petrolia, is accused of making the threats Feb. 5.

Karns City School District Superintendent Eric Ritzert says the threat was made to other employees and wasn't made in the presence of schoolchildren. The superintendent says school wasn't disrupted and no students were endangered.

Online court records show state police have mailed misdemeanor charges of terroristic threats and harassment to McElravy, along with a citation for disorderly conduct.

McElravy declined to comment when reached at home Monday by The Associated Press. A preliminary hearing on the charges hasn't been scheduled.

McElravy remains on unpaid leave.

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This story has been corrected to show the superintendent's first name is Eric, not Erie.

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Information from: Butler Eagle, http://www.butlereagle.com