Student who made bomb threats at Quaker Valley identified
By Bobby Cherry
Published: Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, 3:06 p.m.
A Quaker Valley High School student faces disciplinary action after school leaders say the individual was responsible for forcing the evacuation of the building twice this week.
Written bomb threats discovered in a restroom of the Leetsdale school forced students and staff to evacuate Monday and Tuesday.
“The swift action of our local police and our high school administrators is appreciated,” Superintendent Joseph Clapper said. “All threats – real or perceived – are taken seriously and will result in the most severe disciplinary consequences possible.”
Citing privacy issues, administrators said they could not release information regarding the student or what disciplinary action the student might face. Leaders said it was unclear if the student acted alone.
Leetsdale police Chief James Santucci said the investigation will continue.
“It will continue to see if there were any people that were assisting in this terrible ordeal,” he said.
Principal Andrew Surloff commended Santucci.
“Chief Santucci's masterful job of coordinating emergency management services from across the county allowed us to run our drills and procedures in the most efficient ways possible, taking the least amount of time, with the least amount of disruption, and with the ability to seal off our campus with great proficiency,” Surloff said. “The chief then followed up the next day to assist in our investigation and to identify the student responsible in less than 24 hours.”
Bobby Cherry is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-324-1408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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