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S. Lehigh HS students sent home as police investigate threat

UPPER SAUCON TWP., Pa. - Upper Saucon Township police are investigating a written threat towards Southern Lehigh High School.

Students and staff at the high school were evacuated to nearby DeSales University around 8 a.m. while police investigate.

Around 11:30 a.m., the district said because of the ongoing investigation, students and staff will be sent home for the day.

Students will be dismissed on their regular buses from DeSales at 11:30 a.m. Students who drive and have keys in their possession will be bussed to the high school to pick up their vehicle and drive home.

The district said no students or staff members can access the building for the rest of Wednesday. They will be able to claim any belongings left in the school Thursday.

Earlier Wednesday morning, the district said on its website that high school administration was "made aware of a written threat specific to SLHS."

School officials and Upper Saucon Township police are investigating. Police have not yet released any details.

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