Friday, February 24, 2023

Schuylkill County School Districts Dismiss Early After Receiving Threats

Some Schuylkill County School Districts dismissed early on Friday.

Several school districts in Schuylkill County received "unsubstantiated" threats towards their districts on Friday morning via text.

Two of those districts were Shenandoah Valley in Shenandoah and Mahanoy Area in Mahanoy City.

Both districts acknowledged to parents that the threats were received and out of an abundance of caution, they dismissed students home early.

North Schuylkill said they were notifying parents and would not be dismissing early.

Sources tell us all of the threats received were from the same phone number and traced back to a number from Canada.  The Pennsylvania State Police are involved in the investigation.

School districts were reportedly not the only organizations that received the same threat and the same was happening across Schuylkill, Berks, and Chester Counties.

We will continue to update you as information becomes available.