Columbia School District offices

The Columbia School Board meets at the Columbia School District administration building, 200 N. Fifth St., Columbia, shown in this August 2013 file photo. 

An eighth-grade student at Columbia Middle School's Hill Campus was charged after making a threat to commit an act of violence at the campus Thursday, according to police.

The student, a 14-year-old male, was taken out of school and into police custody after school resource Officer Troy Engle was notified by middle school staff of the threat around 8:30 a.m., police said.

The boy will be charged with terroristic threats after consulting with the Lancaster County district attorney's office, the Lancaster County Office of Juvenile Probation and his parents, police said.

There are no signs that he took steps toward acting on the threat, and the threat was not made at any particular person, police said. He also did not have any weapons.

The boy was released to the custody of his parents, according to police.

Superintendent Tom Strickler said the school is cooperating with the police investigation. Parents in the district were called and notified of what happened, he said.

Columbia Borough Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information related to threats of violence to call 717-685-7735.

Isolated incident at Hempfield High School

An incident between two students at Hempfield High School Thursday resulted in police responding to campus but was unrelated to a threat investigation Wednesday.

The district contacted police after a disturbance involving two, male juveniles, according to East Hempfield Township police Lt. Tammy Marsh.

The disturbance was isolated to the two students. No one was injured, and other students and staff were not in danger, Marsh said. 

Police are conducting an investigation to determine if there's anything that warrants a charge, she said.