Student Threat against Teacher Brings Police to Parkland High School

South Whitehall Police were at Parkland High School Monday morning as a precaution, school spokeswoman says.


South Whitehall police were at Parkland High School Monday morning as a precaution, following an unspecified threat to a teacher by a student, district spokeswoman Nicole McGalla said.

"They were just there as a precautionary measure," McGalla said.

The threat was made to a teacher Sunday night. She said police were able to identify the student, who was not in school and who was not expected to be.

Police and school officials limited the entry points into the building to two to make sure the student didn't enter. She said the school will likely continue to limit entry points.

High School Principal James Moniz sent an email to parents to alert them to the situation. 

Laura K January 15, 2013 at 03:20 PM
John I agree with you! My son goes to that school as well. They should have done something sooner. I stressed all day not knowing the outcome. As for the student that made a threat well he should be punished to the fullest extent. I don't care how he did it or if he said it out of anger! Bottom line he shouldn't be so disrespectful to an adult and threatening someone is not a joke in anyway and shouldn't be taken lightly. I know its only my opinion but that is how I feel. Things like that shouldn't be taking lightly because we don't know what the person is really thinking or mental state of this person really is. I don't feel the school overacted I think they should have done something sooner and kept parents informed of the situation and not leave us hanging.
Jenn January 15, 2013 at 03:41 PM
Laura, let's not emotion get the bet of us. The information thus far, as little as it is, is that an unspecific threat was made. He tweeted a rant about a teacher he was upset with. It sounds like he crossed a line. The administration had to air on the side of caution. "Punished to the fullest extent"...really? That sounds sounds like an overreaction. Here are a couple questions...was it the first time he has made threats? What is his history? He he normally a good kid that happened to have a bad night? Let's not jump to conclusions before all the facts are in. How about that wacky school that suspended the 6 year old for making a gun with his hand. We can take things too far and that wouldn't be good for anyone.
Wanda Porillo January 15, 2013 at 06:54 PM
Instead of bitching why don't you help to 'solve '. People always throwing stones at police trying to keep our children safe not very productive! Go to meetings with the schools, townships etc. Help to make a difference and until then, stop your complaining!
Wanda Porillo January 15, 2013 at 06:57 PM
I agree with you Jenn.
dianna karina escalante March 29, 2013 at 08:27 PM
fuck school i wanne a change of school i hate ms trejo


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