Authorities suspect students in Propel Homestead bomb threats
Authorities are investigating a pair of bomb threats at Propel Homestead.
Homestead police Chief Jeff DeSimone said a threat was found scribbled on a wall on Wednesday around 3 p.m., and written in a note on Thursday around 1:30 p.m.
Safety protocol was initiated both times at the elementary charter at 129 E. Tenth Ave., which included evacuation and a thorough search of the entire building. No bombs were found in either case.
Police believe the threats were made by a student or students, but have no suspects at this time.
“The school's exploring all options and doing its investigation,” DeSimone said.
The chief said Allegheny County police and sheriff bomb-sniffing dogs were used for Thursday's incident because of details found in the note.
“The note was a little more in-depth and made mention of other things,” he said. “I don't want to get into much detail.”
DeSimone commended first responders and school officials for their actions in dealing with the threats.
Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
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