Monday, April 23, 2007

We didn't have swim practice tonight. Sadly.

A link from the Carlynton School District web site reads as follows:
April 23, 2007

Dear Parent/Guardian:we

On Monday, April 23, 2007, a hand-written message was found on a bathroom partition of a boys’ restroom in the Carlynton Junior-Senior High School. The message suggested the author was going to ‘blow up’ the school on Tuesday, April 24, 2007. Unfortunately, this type of behavior is occurring on a regular basis in schools throughout Allegheny and the surrounding counties.

The police were immediately notified and are investigating this information.

While we may question the credibility of this threat, we always want to err on the side of caution. As a result, all activities occurring at the Junior-Senior High School for Monday evening are cancelled. The Allegheny County Police Department will complete a search of the building on Monday evening and the building will remain locked until 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

No students are permitted to drive to school on Tuesday. An officer will monitor the driveway to ensure that only school personnel drive onto or near the school. All backpacks will be subject to search upon entrance to the school.

This message was specific to the Junior-Senior High School and no other building is involved. Still, we will continue to take our normal precautions in all of the buildings.

The search for the person(s) responsible for this behavior continues. Anyone with information regarding this matter is encouraged to contact the district at 412-429-8400 ext. 117 or the Robinson Township Police at 412-788-8115.

Thank you for your support and cooperation. School will be open and students are to report as usual.

Sincerely yours,
Michael A. Panza, Ed.D.

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