Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Threat Investigated at Pottsville Area on Tuesday

Police investigated a threat made my two students at Pottsville Area School District on Tuesday.

According to Pottsville Police, on Tuesday, February 20th, around 1:45pm, Police were made aware of potentially threatening statements made by two 16 year old male students at the Pottsville Area School District.

Police say the two students were separated from the school population by administrators and police officers conducted an immediate investigation in cooperation with school officials.

It was then determined that no student or staff safety had been compromised presently or was at future risk as a result of the statements made in a school hallway on Tuesday.

Action including the continued separation of the two students from the school facility and appropriate additional referrals was instituted and both male juveniles will be charged with Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct.

Pottsville Police Chief Richard Wojiechowsky said, "Both the Pottsville Bureau of Police and the Pottsville Area School District are in complete agreement that statements or actions that even hint at any type of a threat to students, staff or facilities will be dealt with swiftly and completely to ensure the continued safe education of the students. In addition to school discipline, criminal charges will be pursued in every case warranting such."

To report suspicious activity the Pottsville Bureau of Police can be reached at any time by calling 570-628-3792.

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