Pennsylvania State Police are continuing to investigate a bomb threat that resulted in the evacuation of Palisades High School in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Friday, according to the school district.
In an email to parents, Superintendent Dr. Bridget O’Connell said three PSP police dogs and their handlers cleared the school after a teacher found “a bomb threat scrawled on a bathroom tile at the high school” Friday morning.
High school students and staff were subsequently evacuated to the district’s nearby middle school, where they had lunch while the police sweep was in progress, she said.
“No bomb was located through that search,” O’Connell said in a follow-up email Friday afternoon. After the high school was cleared, students were able to return to it and retrieve their belongings before being bused home at the end of the regular school day.
The investigation into the bomb threat remains open, and anyone with information about it is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police at Dublin at 215-249-9191.
In addition to the state police, the Ottsville Volunteer Fire Company, local fire police and Nockamixon Township emergency management personnel also responded to the incident.
O’Donnell thanked the first responders along with bus company personnel, teachers, staff and administrators “for ensuring the safety of our school community throughout this ordeal.”
News about the incident was also shared on the district’s Facebook page, where parents expressed gratitude for the district’s response to it.