BRODHEADSVILLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania state police said they are investigating a bomb threat at Pleasant Valley High School in Monroe County.
Because of the threat, the high school in Brodheadsville is closed Monday. The school tweeted out the announcement Monday morning but initially did not release any other information.
ATTENTION. The High School will be closed today. There will be no school for High School students. Students who drive, please stay home. Students who take the bus, if you are receiving this now, please go home. The reason for the cancellation will be shared at a later time.— PV Bears High School (@PVBEARSHS) February 12, 2018
The district superintendent tweeted just before 1 p.m. that the bomb threat was found early Monday morning by a building administrator. He said the threat was specific in nature so district officials contacted police and closed the school.
State police said the threat was reported around 6 a.m., and that there are no threats to any of the other schools.
The superintendent said police used four canines to sweep the building, and deemed it safe at 12:30 p.m. The school will remain under lockdown until opening Tuesday morning.
Many high school students were already on the bus going to school when the announcement was made. Those students were taken to the middle school where they were picked up by parents.
School officials and police are continuing to investigate the threat.
A bomb threat directed specifically at Pleasant Valley High School was discovered early this morning by a building administrator. Although the threat was not perceived to be credible, it was specific in nature and prompted the administration to close the high school and ...— PV Superintendent (@pvsdsuper) February 12, 2018
...immediately contact the Pennsylvania State Police. The PSP utilized 4 canines to sweep the entire building and deemed the building safe at 12:30 p.m. The high school will remain under lockdown until the opening of school tomorrow.— PV Superintendent (@pvsdsuper) February 12, 2018
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