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Pine Grove Says No Credible Threat of School Shooting

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Officials at Pine Grove Area School District say there is no credible threat of a potential school shooting there this week.

The school responded to a reported threat it got on the Safe2SaySomething tip line. This hotline allows anyone to submit threats of all sorts inside schools, including potential gun violence.

On Tuesday afternoon, Pine Grove Area Superintendent Heath Renninger posted a message on Facebook:

Good afternoon,

Today our High School received a Safe2SaySomething tip stating a student was going to shoot up the school on Friday during 8th period. Law enforcement and other County agencies were immediately notified. Upon a thorough investigation law enforcement has determined the tip is not credible and the threat is unfounded. The High School will continue to operate as normal.

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Thank you,
Heath W. Renninger, Superintendent

Members of the public reacted to the message generally positively. Some lament that these are the worries they have when they send their children to school.

ALiCE Training at Pine Grove Area

Sadly, school shootings have become too commonplace. And schools like Pine Grove are taking a proactive approach. Though it’s sad to think school time must be spent on active shooter training, it seems necessary.

Pine Grove is one of many schools to adopt the ALiCE active shooter training. It implemented the program for the first time this year. It held a student training presentation in October. Here’s a photo the superintendent published on social media:

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