20-year-old charged for threatening to 'shoot up' Haverford College, kill parents

Rachel Kurland
July 31, 2019 - 5:32 pm
Frank Wang

Haverford Township Police Department


MEDIA, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A 20-year-old Tredyffrin Township man has been arrested after he threatened to kill his family and "shoot up" Haverford College.

On July 26, Haverford Township police were notified that Frank Wang, a former Haverford student, told another former student that he thought about killing his parents and carrying out a shooting on campus. 

Police issued a search warrant for Wang's home in Wayne. There was no evidence of firearms or weapons, but they seized a cellphone, a computer and flash drives for further investigation.

"We take all threats to our schools very seriously," said Delaware County District Attorney Kat Copeland in a press release, "and will prosecute those who threaten the safety of our schools to the fullest extent of the law."

Wang was charged with terroristic threats — a first-degree misdemeanor. He's being held at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Thornton. 

His bail is set at $100,000, which includes a risk assessment.