Schools working with police after MySpace threat

September 06, 2007|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A threat posted Monday on has Waynesboro Area Senior High School leaders again working with local police to determine the credibility and origin of messages on the social-networking site.

"We're making sure the police are having heightened presence in the schools," said Barry Dallara, superintendent of the school district.

In May, Waynesboro police investigated a weapons threat against three youths and did not press charges.

The latest threat is more general and does not have a time element of when it could happen, Dallara said.

"We have no (verified) threat that any high school student is in danger," Dallara said.

It is unknown whether the person making the threat is a student, he said.

"If we identify them and it is a student, they'll be disciplined under our code," Dallara said.

As always, only approved people are allowed on school property, Dallara said.

Administrators will be using the media, the district Web site ( and a new notification system to provide updates, according to Dallara.


The notification system uses information from emergency cards to leave voice mail for parents and guardians, he said.

Anyone with information about threats can talk to the school administration or call police at 717-762-2132.

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