District: Reported Threat Against Students, Teachers ‘Unfounded’

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A threat against Saucon Valley students and teachers that was identified via the new Safe2Say Something anonymous tipline Wednesday turned out to be “completely unfounded,” district superintendent Dr. Craig Butler said in an email to parents Thursday.

Butler said that determination was made following a thorough investigation of the reported threat by local law enforcement and school administration.

“There is no evidence supporting allegations that the student made threatening statements towards other students or school staff,” he wrote.

He added, “We will continue to be vigilant regarding any possible threat towards the school environment.”

In his message to parents Wednesday night, Butler said a “tipster said a friend overheard a student in her classroom making threats toward students and teachers in the school.”

He said that student would not be in school Thursday, and that all procedures to ensure the safety of students and staff were being followed.

The report of the threat which turned out to be unfounded unnerved many district parents, coming closely on the heels of another incident in which a 15-year-old boy who attends Saucon Valley High School was charged with making terroristic threats.

In that case, police say the boy allegedly pointed a rifle at a camera, made threatening remarks about the school and shared the video on Snapchat.

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