Harry S. Truman High School was evacuated this morning, Sept. 25, 2015, as a result of a bomb threat written on a bathroom mirror. Some details have been released. Among them was a Facebook post which read, “Students have been evacuated, and police are on the scene conducting an active investigation.”
This is the school’s second threat this year. The previous one was reported on May 1, 2015, when the school received two different bomb threats. According to CBS6 News the threats in May forced officials to send students sent home at 11:30 a.m. EST. When no bombs were found, the school reopened to teachers and staff at 1:00 p.m. EST.
Another threat occurred at the Levittown, PA, Truman High School on Jan. 2, 2013. A note was discovered in the locker room stating that there would be a bomb explosion the following day. No bomb was found.
Levittown is in Bucks County, PA, and is part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The city has had two additional bomb threats during the last 24-hour period, one in a Wal-Mart and the other was at Maywood Unversity. Earlier this month, a 15-year-old called in 13 false bomb threats that were considerably detailed. These threats included elementary and high schools in Lancaster County. According to Philly.com, “He was charged with making terrorist threats, causing false alarm and threatening to use weapons of mass destruction.’
The threats at Harry S. Truman High School in Levittown and the other threats in the last 24-hour period have all resulted in evacuations.
By Cathy Milne
Levittown Patch: Bomb Threat At Truman High School Prompts Evacuation
Philly.com: 15-year-old boy made 13 shooter, bomb threats toward schools
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