By: Trina Orlando

DERRY (KDKA) – Derry Area High School and Middle School were both on lockdown after a threat was found on a bathroom wall.

School officials believed it was a “low level” threat, but they evacuated all students to Grandview Elementary as a precaution.

It turned out to be a hoax. Police swept both schools and didn’t find anything.

“It’s horrible,” Melanie Wisniewski, a parent, said. “Why can’t other parents talk to their kids about the ramifications of doing something like this?”

This was the students first day back in class after Thanksgiving break.

The students were dismissed from Grandview Elementary at their regularly scheduled time.

All after-school activities will take place as scheduled.

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