UPDATED: Middle School Threat 'Not Credible'
The building will stay open until 6 p.m. for students to retrieve their backpacks and belongings.
Following Friday morning's evacuation of the Peters Township Middle School, the township police department has cleared the building and the immediate safety concerns are over, school officials said.
"The threat that was found this morning has been determined to be not credible and we will conduct a thorough investigation," stated Dr. Bob Freado, middle school principal. "Pranks of this nature are taken very seriously."
Students were taken to McMurray Elementary School for the remainder of the day. The middle school building will stay open until 6 p.m. so students can retrieve their backpacks and belongings.
Any parent wishing to pick up their child may do so at McMurray Elementary. However, this has caused considerable traffic on campus. Parents are asked to refrain from visiting McMurray Elementary Friday unless it's absolutely necessary.
- Please bring appropriate identification when picking up your child
- If you are not able to pick up your child, but would like them to go home with another parent, please contact McMurray Elementary at 724-941-5020 and provide: your name, the name of your child and the name of the person with permission to pick them up.
- All adults retrieving students will need to provide identification.
Students who remain will be kept at McMurray and lunch will be provided. They will be bussed home at the normal time. Additional information will follow regarding a time when students may pick up their belongings at the middle school.
Parents or students with information about the prank are asked to contact the principal.