Governor Mifflin School District cancels classes, athletics Tuesday due to unspecified threat

Update: Officials find ‘no evidence’ to substantiate Tuesday’s threat against Governor Mifflin schools

Original post: The Governor Mifflin School District canceled in-person classes at the Middle School and High School due to an unspecified threat against the Middle School, the district announced Tuesday. Instead, students at both schools attended classes virtually.

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A statement from the district Tuesday afternoon did not disclose the nature of the threat, who it was made by, or how it was received.

“We would like to take this opportunity to update our community on the status of the threat received this morning which prompted a virtual asynchronous day for our secondary campuses. First and foremost, we would like to reiterate that the virtual asynchronous day which took place at Governor Mifflin Middle School and Governor Mifflin High School today was implemented out of an abundance of caution given that the threat is under investigation. The investigation of the threat, which was specific to the Governor Mifflin Middle School on April 18, remains ongoing” said the statement.

Out of an abundance of caution, the also district canceled athletics Tuesday.

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District officials say classes are expected to resume as normal Wednesday with an increased police presence on all campuses and security screens at the middle and high school buildings. Middle and high school parents will receive a message Tuesday afternoon detailing security screens and procedures.

The district statement continued, “we would like to once again remind all community members to please say something if you see something. Our community is safest when we work together to mitigate dangerous circumstances. You may report any suspicious activity directly to your child’s principal or district administration. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time.”

District officials say if there are any updates to the investigation or precautions, they will update the community accordingly.

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