Police investigate threat by West Shore student

LEWISBERRY, Pa. (WHTM) – Police are investigating a threat made by a student in the West Shore School District.

In a statement on the district’s website, Superintendent Todd Stoltz said the Crossroads Middle School student made threatening remarks to classmates during the bus ride home on Thursday.

Stoltz said the threats were then reported to Newberry Township police, who shared the information with administrators.

“Based on our communication with the police department and the student’s parent, we were confident there was no threat to the school community,” he said.

“Despite our confidence that the threat did not place students, staff, or visitors to Crossroads Middle School in danger, we realize that any threat made by a student is troubling and can often result in the spreading of rumors and incorrect information,” he added.

“Our goal this morning was to notify families and avoid unnecessary concern; however, based on feedback on social media, it may have inadvertently had the opposite effect and for that I apologize.”

West Shore schools were operating under a regular schedule on Friday.

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