Man who allegedly threatened school shooting waives hearing

WILKES-BARRE — A Mountain Top man who Rice Township police alleged left threatening voice mails about a major shooting at Rice Elementary School waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Luzerne County Central Court on Thursday.

Rice Township police alleged Michael John Pac Jr., 30, of Van Avenue, Nuangola, left three voice mails at a residence on Rebel Hill Road on Aug 17 and 18. The homeowners retrieved the voice mails when they returned home from vacation, court records say.

The first voice mail was inaudible but the second and third voice mails referenced threats toward the elementary school, police said.

Police traced the phone calls to Pac, who allegedly admitted to leaving the messages because he was “bored.” Pac claimed he randomly called a phone number for the Mountain Top area.

Pac waived two counts of terroristic threats, and one count each of bomb threats, harassment and disorderly conduct to Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas.


By Ed Lewis

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