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Another Day, Another Gun Threat: Latest at Pine Grove High School

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On Monday, Pottsville police arrested a high school student for a veiled threat of gun violence against a teacher.

Then on Tuesday, in Pine Grove, school and law enforcement officials promise heightened security after finding a school shooting threat in one of the high school bathrooms.

Another School Shooting Threat at Pine Grove Area High School

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Superintendent Heath Renninger says someone found a threat written on a bathroom wall in the high school. He posted a message on the school’s Facebook page Tuesday afternoon:

“At the end of school today, graffiti containing the words school, shooting, and Wednesday were discovered. Due to the nature of the graffiti there will be an increased police presence on campus and students may be subjected to searches upon entering the building.”

Earlier in the day, Pine Grove middle school students participated in an ALICE active shooter training.

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Renninger writes that local police are investigating the message on the bathroom wall.

And it was just a couple weeks ago that Pine Grove students dealt with a similar situation.

The Canary reported on March 26 of an anonymous tip filed with the Safe2SaySomething hotline.

At the time, Renninger says the threats of a school shooting were not credible.

On Monday, a 10th grade student at Pottsville Area High School was arrested by police for making a shooting threat against a teacher.

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For more, read: Pine Grove Says No Credible Threat of School Shooting

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