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Social media leads to investigation at Southern Lehigh school

UPPER SAUCON TWP., Pa. - An altercation at Southern Lehigh High School resulted in three students being sent to the Upper Saucon Township Police. 

The incident occurred Monday afternoon around 1 p.m. in the hallway, according to a news release from District Attorney Jim Martin and Chief Thomas Nicoletti, but it was what happened afterward that sparked an investigation.

Officials say social media postings were made on SnapChat, which were viewed by multiple other students. Police became aware of these and through an investigation determined one 15-year-old engaged in unlawful conduct in the nature of the postings he made to SnapChat. Police have referred him to juvenile probation for appropriate action, according to the news release. 

The district attorney says there is no known or suspected threat against Southern Lehigh High School or its students in relation to this incident. He said no further information may be disclosed due to the Juvenile Act of Pennsylvania. 

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