FRANK WANG

Frank Wang

A 20-year-old Chester County man is being charged with terroristic threats after he allegedly confided having thoughts about killing his family and plotting to “shoot up” the Haverford College campus, according to a release from Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun Copeland.

Frank Wang, of the first block of Elan Lane in the Wayne section of Tredyffrin Township, remains incarcerated at the county prison in Concord for the single terroristic threats charge, a misdemeanor of the first degree. He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Robert Burke, who set bail at 10 percent of $1,000,000 with other conditions, including a risk assessment.

Haverford Township Police Sergeant Christopher Chambers received information July 26 that Wang confided in another person that he thought about killing his parents and shooting up the college campus where he used to be a student, according to the release.

A search warrant was served at Wang’s residence, where authorities found no guns or other weapons. Investigators recovered a cell phone, computer and several flash drives, which were submitted to the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigation Division Cyber Crimes Unit for forensic analysis.

“We take all threats to our schools very seriously and will prosecute those who threaten the safety of our schools to the fullest extent of the law,” said Copeland in the release. “We constantly work in cooperation with our schools and law enforcement to ensure we provide a safe and protected environment for our students, teachers, and administrators. As the result of the swift response of the community, and the exceptional investigative efforts of the Haverford Township Police Department and the Haverford College Public Safety Department, no one was harmed and Mr. Wang is now rightfully facing the severe consequences of his actions.”

A preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Elisa C. Lacianca is scheduled for Aug. 8, according to online court records. It was not immediately known whether Wang has an attorney.

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