Two Montoursville Area High School students face charges for their alleged involvement in pointing a toy gun, which looked very much like a real hunting rifle, at a child on the afternoon of March 5, according to Montoursville police.
Justin William Hamm, 18, of 301 Walnut St., Montoursville, has been charged with conspiracy to commit simple assault, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and harassment.
A 17-year-old male friend has been charged with simple assault, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and harassment.
With Hamm behind the wheel and the 17-year-old in the passenger seat with the toy gun, the two drove up alongside a 10-year-old boy in the 600 block of Weaver Street.
The 17-year-old pointed the gun at the boy, who thought it was a BB gun, police said. On the same afternoon, Hamm and his riding buddy approached a 13-year-old girl walking home from school and ordered her "to get into the car," police said. The girl ran home, police said.
On the same day, Hamm and the 17-year-old caused some commotion in the high school's parking lot when they pulled up alongside another student, a friend, and faked a robbery attempt by pointing the gun at him and telling him to hand over his wallet, police said.
Hamm was arraigned Monday before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman and released on $2,500 bail. The other teen, whose name was not released because of his age, has been petitioned into juvenile court.