Parkland Press

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High school on alert following student tweet

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by DEBRA PALMIERI in School

Parkland School District administration limited access points into the high school, and South Whitehall police were on hand Monday morning following a threat allegedly made the day before by a student.

An email from Principal James Moniz II was sent to parents notifying them of the situation.

"Late last evening Parkland High School was made aware of a non-specific threat directed towards a staff member," Moniz emailed. "The alleged perpetrator of the threat is not in school nor were we expecting the person to be in school today.

"For precautionary measures we limited the points of entry to the building today to ensure this person did not enter the building."

A tweet posted Jan. 13 on Twitter indicated the student was angry at his math teacher for allegedly not giving him credit for homework.

District Superintendent Richard Sniscak offered the following comment for The Press via email: "We are always going to err on the side of safety and be proactive when it comes to taking precautionary measures for our students," Sniscak wrote.

No information was provided by the district as to whether the limited points of entry would continue.