By: KDKA-TV News Staff
MT. LEBANON (KDKA) — The Mt. Lebanon School District is advising parents of an increased police presence at the high school over the next several days.READ MORE: All Northbound I-279 Lanes Closed After Reported Vehicle Fire
According to a letter to district families, the administration is working in coordination with the school resource officer and Mt. Lebanon police to investigate “several Safe2Say tips” of a possible shooting threat.
In a statement, Superintendent Timothy Steinhauer said Dr. Joel Thompson notified families of several Safe2Say tips regarding rumors that a high school student was going to “shoot up the school.”
However, district officials say the investigation “has not substantiated the rumor.”READ MORE: Pittsburgh Mayoral Candidates Ed Gainey, Tony Moreno Take Debate Stage On KDKA
In addition to the increase in officers, the administration is asking the high school staff to be on alert for any “out-of-the-ordinary student behavior.”
The district says, “The safety of the entire school community is a top priority to us. We value the importance of communicating with you about these types of occurrences and informing you of the precautions being taken regarding this rumor.”
To read the district’s full letter to families, visit this link.MORE NEWS: 6 Tornadoes Tear Through Western Pennsylvania
They are asking anyone with information on the rumors to contact Mt. Lebanon Police or the school district administration.