The bomb threat Thursday that prompted North Allegheny School District officials to cancel an orchestra concert and order students out of Carson Middle School is one of numerous similar incidents this week in Pennsylvania and other states.
Across the state, Emmaus High School is closed Friday as officials sweep the building to make sure it is safe in the wake of a bomb threat. After-school activities were canceled Thursday because of the threat.
The scares come a week after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.
Other similar incidents involving threats and pranks that disrupted classes at schools in several states:
- A Michigan sheriff is planning patrols at schools today in response to a threat.
- Two St-Louis-area schools were evacuated Thursday after a bomb threat was found scrawled in a bathroom.
- Officials evacuated a West Virginia school Wednesday following a threat made by phone.
- A young woman was arrested in Tennessee as a result of school threats made Tuesday.
- A 14-year-old boy was charged Tuesday after allegedly making a bomb threat via Twitter in a Buffalo-area school district.
McCandless police are continuing to investigate the threat incident at Carson Middle School but have filed no charges, Chief Gary Anderson said Friday.