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SOMERSET AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT THREAT INVESTIGATION
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Last week the Pennsylvania State Police investigated a threat related to the Shade School District and took a juvenile into custody. Apparently over the weekend posts began to appear on Snapchat referring to a threat existing and aimed at the North Star School District. The Pennsylvania State Police also investigated that report and determined late last night that the threat was not credible. Then, later in the evening yesterday, posts started to appear on Snapchat, some identical to the ones related to North Star except substituting “Somerset” for “North Star”. At any rate, the posts referred to a threat, but never made the threat.

This came to the attention of SPD late last evening and the Somerset Area School District was immediately advised. Since then, SPD has been in close consultation with the Pennsylvania State Police and the SASD administration. We have interviewed many students and further investigated social media posts. At this time, we are confident in concluding that a viable threat does NOT exist against any student, employee or building of SASD. To establish an atmosphere of confidence and security the officer presence was increased at all SASD buildings this morning and Chief Cox addressed assemblies of both the Junior and Senior High student bodies and conveyed the same message to them.

Again, please keep in mind that we have yet to find an actual threat being made. What we have discovered is many, many posts stating second-hand information that a threat existed and the great majority of these posts were actually re-posts. SPD continues to investigate every single lead or clue that comes to our attention and will continue to do so, but at this time we believe we have collected enough information to conclude that a viable threat does NOT exist.

We also want to thank and commend those that upon seeing these posts contacted either law enforcement or SASD. We have and will continue to take all possible threats seriously until we can confidently conclude otherwise, but we depend in large part on the public to share this type of information with us.

Again, we are not going to allow comments on this post, but would be more than happy to speak with you if you have information that may be helpful to the investigation. Thank you.

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