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No real threat at Freeport High, district tells parents

Chuck Biedka
| Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, 3:03 p.m.

Parents of Freeport Area High School students were told in a message Thursday that a “rumor of a threat” circulating at the school Wednesday was investigated and found to be not credible.

School board President Daniel Lucovich said there wasn't a gun or other threat at the school.

Classes took place Thursday with a police officer patrolling the building.

Buffalo Township police investigated and ruled out the threat Wednesday afternoon just after school dismissal, Lucovich said.

The advisory, sent to parents the next day, said the threat was determined to be “isolated and not credible.” No details were included.

Superintendent Ian Magness wouldn't talk in specifics about the incident but said “consequences have been assessed.”

Because of student privacy laws, he said, he couldn't specify whether juvenile court authorities or the high school handled the matter.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4711, cbiedka@tribweb.com or via Twitter @ChuckBiedka.

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