For Immediate Release: 1/17/2018 5:43 pm
On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at approximately 1:00 PM, Worcester Police responded to Central MA Academy, located at Rockdale Street, for a report of a student that was making threats against the school.
Upon the officers arrival they spoke with the director of the school. Officers were told that the administration had discovered that one of their students had posted threatening messages against the school. The threats were posted on the suspect’s Facebook page which has since been removed.
The threats came from a student identified as Nathaniel Archeval, an 18-years-old Worcester resident. Mr. Archeval is a known member of a local gang within the city.
The threats caused anxiety and fear to school staff members.
On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at approximately 11:50 AM, Worcester police located Mr. Archeval in a Pattison Street apartment and placed him under arrest without incident. A search of Mr. Archeval produced no weapons.
Mr. Archeval was charged with Threat to Hijack or Disruption of School.
Mr. Archeval was transported to police headquarters for processing and then transported to the Worcester County District Court House for an afternoon arraignment.