Man accused of making threats toward school

From staff reports

A Clarion County teenager is facing charges after he allegedly made a threat against a local high school Wednesday evening.

A criminal complaint filed through district judge Timothy Schill’s office said 18-year-old Donald Haywood Jr. told his co-workers between 7 and 8 p.m. Wednesday that they should not go to North Clarion High School on Thursday because he was going to “shoot the place up.”

Troopers Tyler Lauer and Jeff Benson responded to Haywood’s home in Tylersburg, interviewed him and then took him into custody, police said.

No other plans were discovered to further Haywood’s statement, police said.

Haywood has been charged with a first-degree misdemeanor count of terroristic threats and a summary count of disorderly conduct.

He was arraigned late Wednesday before district judge Duane Quinn and placed in the Clarion County jail after failing to post $10,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing in the case has been tentatively scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.