Note: This story includes graphic language.
Although school won’t be back in session for about two weeks, an email that was sent to hundreds of Saucon Valley students Tuesday is being taken seriously and investigated by police because of its threatening content, officials said.
“This evening, it has come to our attention that a threatening email was sent to approximately 350 8th and 9th grade Saucon Valley student addresses,” acting district superintendent Dr. Susan Mowrer-Benda said in an email to parents Tuesday night. “The threat did not include any definitive time, date or location and is currently under investigation with the help of the Lower Saucon Police Department.”
“At this time, we know the threat came from a source outside of the Saucon Valley School District email server,” she added. “We are following all protocol to locate the sender and ensure the safety of all members of the school community.”
A copy of the email shared on Facebook reveals that it was sent from someone using the name “Shootup School Boi” from the email address “firstname.lastname@example.org” with the subject “IMA SHOOT UP DA SCHOOL.”
The verbatim content of the email was as follows: “DIS SCHOOLOGY SHIT TOO MUCH WE DONT EVEN GOT SHIT TO COMPLETE THE DIGITAL CITIZANSHIP BULLSHIT ASS FKN. … UR BOI IS BOUTA SHOOTUP AN KILL ALL OF YALL FUCK YALL AND SEE YUH IN HELL.”
As additional information becomes available the district will continue to keep parents updated, Mowrer-Benda said.
Anyone with information about the email or who may have sent it should contact Lower Saucon Township Police at 610-317-6110.
The first day of school for Saucon Valley students will be Monday, Aug. 28.