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Valley News Dispatch

Police: Threat to 'shoot up' East Franklin school not credible

Mary Ann Thomas
| Thursday, March 15, 2018, 9:18 a.m.
West Hills Intermediate School
Courtesy of the Armstrong School District
West Hills Intermediate School

Pennsylvania State Police in Kittanning have deemed a report of a threat to “shoot up” an East Franklin Township school as not credible.

On Tuesday around 5:30 p.m., state police were contacted about a potential threat at the West Hills Intermediate School, which is part of the Armstrong County School District.

A caller reported that a known juvenile allegedly planned to “shoot up” the school and threatened other forms of violence on an unspecified date, according to Trooper. Patrick Carlson and Cpl. Chris Robbins.

“Based on information learned in the investigation, there is no credible threat to the safety of the school and students,” Carlson and Robbins said in a press release.

The investigation continues.

The school did not immediately return calls for a comment.

Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4691, mthomas@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MaThomas_Trib.

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