GREENCASTLE — Pennsylvania State Police and the FBI are investigating an online threat to a Greencastle High School student and possibly to the high school.
The anonymous person made the threat using an app on the SnapChat platform that gives users anonymity.
District Superintendent Kendra Trail wrote an email to parents on Thursday evening informing them that the school’s administration was notified of a potential threat made via the internet.
After consulting with State Police, school authorities decided to remain open today with heightened security.
I completely understand that most importantly we want our children to be safe. With the recent school shooting in Colorado, I am not taking any decision about school safety lightly; however, after speaking with the investigating corporal from the PA State Police this evening, school will be in session tomorrow with a heightened sense of security that includes extra state and local police presence.Kendra K. Trail – Greencastle-Antrim School District Superintendent
Dr. Trail also said the district takes any threats to school security and the safety of students, staff and visitors very seriously.
“We will continue to follow all protocols and procedures, and we remain vigilant in keeping the safety and security of our students and staff at the forefront of what we do,” she said.
According to Niche.com Greencastle-Antrim Senior High School has 920 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1.
The State Police and FBI don’t have any suspects at this time but will continue to investigate the threat. No further details were released.