LOWER MAHANOY TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Officials at Line Mountain School District in Northumberland County have decided to cancel school for Monday.
District officials say an incident of "swatting" that led to some tense moments at the school Friday is still under investigation.
Swatting is when someone fakes a 911 call for an emergency. In this case, state police say it was initiated in Indiana. That threat was totally false.
Police were sent to the school Friday as a precaution. There never was an active shooter here.
The school district released a statement Sunday night saying the investigation is not complete. It is in the best interest of all parties to close the district Monday.
After discussions between School Administration and the Pennsylvania State Police this evening, it is in the best interest of all parties to close the school district tomorrow, Monday, February 11th. The investigation into last Friday’s swatting incident is not yet complete.
So far, there is no comment from police and the district as to exactly why they need to keep schools closed Monday.
The closing at Line Mountain affects about 1,200 students.