Seventeen year-old arrested in Shenandoah County, terrorism

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Department announced Sunday evening (September 29) the arrest of a 17-year old juvenile male from Edinburg VA.

On September 27, the School Resource Officer assigned to Stonewall Jackson High School in Quicksburg VA received information of a threat to the school that was planned to occur in the Spring of 2014. The investigation led the arrest of the juvenile, a student at Stonewall Jackson High School, later that day.

Two (2) search warrants were executed in the Edinburg and Maurertown areas. The Virginia State Police Bomb Squad and Frederick County Sheriff’s Office’s Explosive Dog Detection Team assisted at both search warrants.

The information concerning the threat was reported originally from law enforcement in Northern Virginia.

At this time, the juvenile has been charged with one (1) count of Committing, Conspiring and Aiding and Abetting Acts of Terrorism. He is being detained at the Northwestern Regional Juvenile Detention Center. No court date has been set in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.