Social Media Threats at Bloomsburg High School Cause Concern
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Area High School officials and the town’s police department are investigating a threat on social media that has parents concerned about sending their kids to school on Monday.
According to officials, a police investigation found the threats to be unfounded and school will be in session as normal on Monday. Police officers will be at the school for extra precaution.
The school district would not discuss the specifics of the threat, but officials released the following statement on its webpage:
“We would again like to thank our students, our parents, our faculty and our staff for their vigilance with their concern for the potential alleged violence at the high school. It is only through community effort that we can enhance the safety of all. We have been in communication with the police throughout the weekend to assist with their investigation.
“The police investigation yielded no credible threat and school will be in session as scheduled tomorrow. We have asked for our local police to be present for student arrival and throughout the day to help alleviate safety concerns. It is important to stress that items that appear on social media are not always accurate and that is essential that we all check our sources of information prior to drawing conclusions.
“Moving forward, we will be following both School District Policy and the Student Code of Conduct to determine if school policy or school code has been violated. We are confident that our schools will be both safe and secure as we complete our work.
“Thank you for your patience as we worked through this matter.”