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McCandless Catholic school didn't handle student's threat properly, diocese says

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Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 5:42 p.m.

A McCandless Catholic school didn't follow proper procedure when it waited four days to report to police a student's alleged threats to harm his peers, an official with the Diocese of Pittsburgh said Thursday.

The delay was because officials at St. Alexis School were conducting an investigation, said Michael Latusek, superintendent of diocesan schools. He said in the future, diocese officials will stress the importance of reporting threats to the police immediately.

School officials said a teacher angered a sixth-grader by accusing him of cheating on a test on May 9, according to WPXI-TV. The next day, parents told the principal the boy said he had a bullet for himself and 14 others, WPXI said. McCandless police couldn't be reached for comment.

The principal talked to police Tuesday, a day after a letter was sent to parents with general information about a student having made threats, Latusek said. The student won't return to St. Alexis, the letter said.

 

 
 


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