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'Huge misunderstanding' leads to Springdale, Fox Chapel, Oakmont school lockdowns

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Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, 12:48 p.m.
 

Allegheny Valley, Fox Chapel Area and Riverview school districts briefly locked down some or all of their buildings this morning after a report that someone made threats against the districts.

But O'Hara Township Police said the incident was a “huge misunderstanding” and no threats against any schools were made.

According to WPXI-TV, O'Hara police received a call that a man at RIDC Park was overheard talking on his cell phone, saying he was going to “shoot everyone at the school.” Police had trouble pinpointing the man's location from his cell phone so both districts were advised to lock down their campuses as a precaution just after 8:30 a.m. The lockdowns were lifted by 9:30 a.m.

As it turns out, the man's daughter, who attends Springdale High School, was briefly turned away from school because she was walking on crutches and they can be considered dangerous weapons.

No charges will be filed against the man. The girl soon obtained a doctor's note and was allowed into school.

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