On Thursday, December 06, 2012 a #Methuen
High School student reported that another student, Jacob Butze-Maille, age 17
of Methuen made threatening statements about Methuen High School students in
reference to Columbine. He additional made
a threat to kill the witness and threats related to weapons. This information
was reported to school officials. The
specific language of the threats is being withheld pending the conclusion of
The Methuen Police Chief in in
conjunction with Superintendent Scannel directed an investigation which
resulted in an arrest warrant for Mr. Butze-Maille being obtained. He was located, arrested and transported to
the police station for processing. The Methuen Police and the Methuen School
Department take all threats of violence seriously
The criminal Bureau Commander Captain
McCarthy and the School Services Supervisor Sergeant Walsh worked thorough out
the day and into the evening on the investigation with Methuen Police detectives
and School Resource Officer Farelli.
The arrest warrant charged the
to commit Murder,
of a witness, and
communicated a Threat concerning a Dangerous item will be present.
Mr. Butze-Maille is currently
being held at the Methuen Police Department 0n $10,000 dollars bail.
With the suspect in custody there is NO danger to our students or the staff at Methuen High School.