A threatening note scrawled on school restroom wall left Montgomery County high school students and staff out in the cold Wednesday morning, leading to an early dismissal.
Souderton Area Senior High School dismissed students at 9:30 a.m. due to “low temperatures” experienced by students after being evacuated out of the school.
"As a precaution, students and staff were evacuated to the stadium while the administration and police conducted a search of the building," Souderton said on its website.
Buses took students from the school and parents were encouraged to go to the Halteman side of the building to pick up students.
"The safety of our students and staff is my No. 1 priority and a threat like today will not be tolerated," Souderton Superintendent Frank Gallagher said.
Montgomery County and Franconia Township Police investigators spent the day searching the school before declaring the school clear of any threats around 1 p.m., Gallagher said.
Students and staff should expect school to open as scheduled Thursday, Gallagher said.