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Norwin officials: Social media post of weapon, ammo is no threat

Joe Napsha
| Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, 11:48 a.m.

Norwin school officials and North Huntingdon police determined Thursday morning there was no immediate threat to students and staff at the high school after a video and photo of a gun and a large quantity of ammunition were posted on social media by a student in the district's cyber school.

Township police learned the video and photo were taken more than a year ago at the home of a relative of the cyber student but were just posted on social media, according to a statement from Timothy Kotch , assistant superintendent of secondary education. Police said they spoke with the cyber student and the student's mother, and the student does not have access to weapons or ammunition.

The district learned of the video before the start of classes Thursday morning, when two students showed a teacher the video on social media.

Sgt. David Sage, who is in charge of the investigation, could not be reached for comment.

Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-5252 or

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