Man arrested related to New Castle prom promenade threat, lockdown, police say

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NEW CASTLE, Pa. (WKBN) – New Castle police say they have made an arrest in the incident that resulted in locking down New Castle High School Friday night.

Octavios Clark, 32, of New Castle, is in the Lawrence County Jail on several charges, including terroristic threats. He’s jailed on a $300,000 bond and is due back in court June 9.

Students were participating in promenade at the high school on E. Lincoln Avenue Friday when police arrived and escorted students and parents out of the school.

Officials said Friday they received a threat to students and the school. After investigating, police said they were able to speak to Clark by phone and he reiterated the threats.

Clark’s location was pinpointed near the high school, which resulted in the lockdown.

On Monday, New Castle police announced an individual tied to the incident had been arrested.

NCPD confirmed Clark is the only person responsible for the threats.

Police also said all school activities can resume as normal.

Students were announced safe Friday night and prom festivities were allowed to continue as planned at Stambaugh Auditorium.

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