Students React to Two Bomb Threats in Two Days at School

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MAHANOY CITY -- Mahanoy City police say bomb threats were found in bathrooms at Mahanoy Area Middle School two days in a row.

Officials at the Mahanoy Area School District cancelled classes at all schools Tuesday and Wednesday after those threats were discovered.

For the second day in a row, classes were cut short in the Mahanoy Area School District.

School officials say a bomb threat was found in the girls bathroom at the middle school and it`s the second one in two days.

On Tuesday, a similar bomb threat was found in the boys bathroom.

The superintendent says students were dismissed early both days as a safety precaution.

“We got out of school early yesterday because there was a, written on the bathroom walls, about a bomb threat and one was in the boys bathroom yesterday and one was in the girls bathroom today. So for the past two days we got out of school early,” said student Devin Pendergast.

"I saw the girls bathroom. It said do not enter with caution tape, so something told me, 'Oh no, not again,'" said student Braedon Setcavage.

Mahanoy City police say they are investigating the threats.

They say students must be signed out of class to use the bathrooms and police have the names of students using the bathroom both days.

“To be honest with you I`m kind of scared, but I think it`s just a prank so they can get out of school early,” said Setcavage.

The superintendent says until they find out who is responsible, all activities at the middle school are cancelled.

That includes the Halloween party on Wednesday and having students attend the high school`s pep rally on Friday.

“I was looking forward to the party so I could hang out with all my friends and I could wear my costume, but for the people who are doing it they ruin our chance,” said Setcavage.

“I want them to stop that way we can have fun instead of being worried about the school blowing up,” said Pendergast.

The superintendent says there will be school Thursday and the police chief plans to have extra officers patrolling the building.

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