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‘Called in’ Threat Shutters Saucon Valley Schools

Saucon Valley High Schools Union

A threat that is currently under investigation by law enforcement personnel closed the Saucon Valley School District campus Tuesday night.

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UPDATE: District officials announced late Tuesday that schools would remain closed Wednesday as they continue to investigate the threat.

A threat that is currently under investigation by law enforcement personnel closed the Saucon Valley School District campus Tuesday night.

In a post on the district’s Facebook page, superintendent Jaime Vlasaty said all schools were closed and all games, practices, meetings and activities were canceled Tuesday evening due to a threat that was “called in to the district.”

The closure took effect at 6:15 p.m., she said, adding that adults on campus would ensure that students who were on campus at the time remained safe until they were picked up at their location.

“Local law enforcement has been notified and the threat is currently being investigated,” Vlasaty wrote. “The District will continue to assess this situation and an update will be provided this evening.”

As of 7:45 p.m., it was still unclear if schools would open on time on Wednesday.

The announcement did not identify the nature of the threat.

On Tuesday, Saucon Source reported about an ‘After School Satan Club’ that was recently approved to meet at Saucon Valley Middle School.

Some parents have expressed anger about the club, which is not sponsored by the district and which Vlasaty said it is obligated to host.

Saucon Valley Middle School Deegan

Saucon Valley Middle School (FILE PHOTO)


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Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is the owner, publisher and editor of Saucon Source. A Lehigh Valley native, he's covered local news since 2005 and previously worked for Berks-Mont News and AOL/Patch. Contact him at


  • Uh, not sure the superintendent understands who Satan is! Otherwise, she wouldn’t subject innocent children to a Satan Club. He is the father of all lies, Prince of Darkness who wants to take souls with him to hell for eternity. She compared this club to other religions…..uh, no, Satanism is anti-religion, can’t be compared to other religions. The Club sugarcoats who they are and what they do….all lies!

  • Just for everyone’s information, the Satan Club is a non-theistic religious club. It explicitly does NOT believe, and thus also does not worship a Satan or devil in which they do not believe exists. Also if you’re going to say they’re evil, these are the beliefs you’re actually calling evil:

    The 7 tenants of Satanism:
    1. One should strive to act with compassion and empathy toward all creatures in accordance with reason.
    2. The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
    3. One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
    4. The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo one’s own.
    5. Beliefs should conform to one’s best scientific understanding of the world. One should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit one’s beliefs.
    6. People are fallible. If one makes a mistake, one should do one’s best to rectify it and resolve any harm that might have been caused.
    7. Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.

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