NBC10 Philadelphia - Tim Furlong
Students and staff had to go through extra security measures at Harry S. Truman High School in Levittown, Bucks County Thursday morning after a bomb threat was made. NBC10's Tim Furlong reports that police say no bomb was found.
Police and school officials investigated a bomb threat at a Levittown, Pa. school.
The threat was found this past weekend in the locker room of Harry S. Truman High School on the 3000 block of Green Lane in Levittown.
The threat specifically targeted Thursday. Students were urged to leave bags and backpacks at home and expect to be subject to search.
James Moore, the principal of the school, stated the following on the school’s website:
This past weekend our district security was made aware of a bomb threat written in the boys' locker room. The threat was dated for tomorrow, Jan. 3, 2013. We are working with our district security and township authorities including law enforcement to secure our school.
The school will be searched and secured Wednesday evening. As is our normal procedure, all doors will remain locked throughout the day and all students and parents must enter the building using the main entrance. Students' belongings may be checked as they enter the school. It is recommended that students not carry any backpack or bags to school on Thursday. Students will not be permitted in the building prior to 6:45 a.m.
We will continue to remain vigilant for anything which compromises the security of our school. Harry S Truman administration, staff and Bristol Township School District are committed to the safety of all of our students.
Police and security searched and cleared the school Wednesday night. Officials say students’ belongings will likely be checked as they enter the school as a precaution.