Students Detained Following Alleged Snapchat Threat at SVSD

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Two Saucon Valley High School students were reportedly detained by police Tuesday morning after they were identified as allegedly having been involved with making a threat using the popular social media app Snapchat.

School district superintendent Dr. Craig Butler first alerted parents about the incident in an automated phone call that went out to all parents of district students around 7 a.m.

He later released an email statement in which he said the second student who was allegedly identified “was…detained first thing this morning in cooperation with the Lower Saucon and Hellertown police departments.”

One of the two students who were allegedly involved is a tenth-grader, according to a source.

Another source said there was a noticeable police presence at the school district campus Tuesday morning.


Snapchat is a social media app that is popular with many teens.

“I am confident the school environment is safe today and moving forward,” Butler said in Tuesday morning’s email. “We followed protocol/procedure with regard to this incident and will take every precaution to secure the safety of our students and staff.”

Information about the nature of the alleged threat was not released in the email.

Saucon Source has reached out to Dr. Butler for additional information. We will update this story with that, if and when possible.

There is a Saucon Valley School Board meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in the high school Audion room.

Meetings are open to the public and can also be watched live on YouTube by clicking on the “Watch” link on the School Board Agenda page of the district’s website.

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