A 14-year-old student from Exeter has been charged with threatening students and staff at an area high school.

Huron County OPP says they were called to South Huron District High School in Exeter around 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon after they learned a student had threatened staff and students there.

Officers found the male teen and arrested him at the school.

Huron County OPP Constable Jamie Stanley says the incident began when a group of students gathered in the hallway and one of them made a threat that was overheard by a staff member.

“It was concerning enough that the staff member took appropriate and immediate action and the student was brought down to the office and upon that police were called.”

The teen has been charged with Uttering Threats.

Stanley says there has been some history with the student and safety concerns and he adds that a search was done and no weapons were found with the student.

He’s scheduled to appear in the Ontario Youth Court of Justice on February 6th.