10-22-2019 Safety Issue Resolved

Dear Norwin Families,

Dr. Jeff Taylor

At approximately 9:30 a.m. today, the North Huntingdon Township Police Department notified Norwin School District that a bomb / active shooter threat had been made by an individual in a community establishment. The threat was specific to Jeannette High School and Norwin High School.

The District immediately enacted its Emergency Response Plan and put the campus buildings on a modified lockdown. Soon after, the modified lockdown was extended to all buildings based on the advice of the North Huntingdon Police.

Once the suspect was in custody, the modified lockdown was lifted. The police determined that the threats were not credible; however, as an additional precaution, the high school students and employees were dismissed early so that bomb detection canines could search the High School.

During the police search of the High School, nothing of a threatening nature was found, and police have determined that the building can resume normal operations. Therefore, all previously scheduled afterschool activities can be held today.

We are thankful for the excellent working relationship we have with the North Huntingdon Township Police. North Huntingdon Township Police Chief Robert Rizzo and several police officers along with representatives from Circleville Volunteer Fire Department and North Huntingdon EMS/Rescue were on scene at the District with District Administration throughout the entire incident. The ongoing communication with these representatives provided the District with immediate updates, which helped us to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff. 

Thank you to all Norwin students, families, and staff for your patience during this incident.

Sincerely,

Dr. Jeff Taylor,
Superintendent

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