McKees Rocks (KDKA) — The Montour School District has canceled classes for today, but it’s not because of the inclement weather.READ MORE: Gas Smell Could Stick Around For Months After Fuel Spills Into Washington County Creek
According to a statement on their website, it was because of an alleged threat shared very early this morning on social media that had some parents and students upset.
SCHOOL CANCELED: At approximately 4:30 am this morning, a threat against the district was posted on a social media site. School is canceled for all students Monday, January 8th. We will work with local authorities investigating this matter. Student safety is our first priority.
— Montour School District (@MontourSD) January 8, 2018
School officials say the Robinson and Kennedy Township police departments have determined through investigation that the threat was not directed at Montour, but instead, a school district in Virginia with the same initials.
The district says classes will resume on Tuesday morning as scheduled.READ MORE: Furry Tails: Sunny, Ender And Rascal Are Waiting For Forever Homes
At that time the school staff will address the incident with the students, and counselors will be available to the students if they want to talk about it.
In school district says in a press release: “Please understand that all potential threats to our school or students are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. The safety of our students is our primary concern.”
All staff was asked to report for the day.MORE NEWS: Dr. Oz's Entry Into Senate Race Not Deterring Other Republicans From Running
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