Violence threat at high school deemed not credible

Haverford High School students were sent back to normal class activities at 9:50 a.m. this morning, Monday, January5, 2015 after a student reported a threat delivered via another student to the school's principal, Dr. Nesbitt. Facebook lit up this morning with parents searching for information after receiving texts from their students currently told to "shelter in place" on lockdown in their classrooms and other holding areas like the gyms and auditorium. At 10:40 a.m., Dr. Nesbitt sent out the following robocall to parents in the township: NBC Philly reported on it here. Will update when more information comes in. UPDATE: 3:32 PM. Official statement from the high school: "This morning a student at Haverford High School informed Dr. Jeff Nesbitt of an internet threat to the High School. Dr. Nesbitt immediately followed district protocol by putting the school in Shelter In Place, contacting the local Haverford Township Police, and District Administration. The Haverford Police worked with school and district officials to search the building. The Police and Administration found no threat. At 9:50 am, Shelter In Place was lifted and students resumed their normal school day. Three Haverford Township Police officers will remain on campus for the school day. Haverford High School students and staff followed the safety protocol that they practice in drills throughout the school year. The Haverford Township Police will continue to investigate the threat." … [Read more...]