Blue Ridge School District to reopen Monday following threat

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3:32 P.M. UPDATE

NEW MILFORD, Pa. (WBNG) — The Blue Ridge School District says classes will resume Monday following a threat that closed the schools Friday.

In an update, the Blue Ridge School District posted the following message to its website:

“Good afternoon, this is Matthew Button, Blue Ridge School District Superintendent. This message is being sent to update the Blue Ridge School District Community on the status of events that occurred over the last 24 hours and resulted in school being closed today, October 4. The Blue Ridge School District received several Safe 2 Say tips concerning issues that pertain to school safety. School officials and law enforcement thoroughly investigated each tip and we are confident that what was reported did not pose a threat. However, due to threats to other school districts in northeastern Pennsylvania and also throughout the state over the last several days we closed school to thoroughly investigate the significant volume of social media posts and safe 2 say tips we received late last night after the initial safe 2 say tip. We want all of our students and families to know that we understand and sympathize that threats on our school are a serious concern and that the district will continue to make school safety our number one priority. Our goal, is and always has been, to provide a school environment where students feel safe and secure. School will resume on Monday, October 7. Thank you.”

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NEW MILFORD, Pa. (WBNG)- The Blue Ridge School District is closed today due to a threat.

The school posted this message on their website:

“The Blue Ridge School District will be closed tomorrow, Friday October 4. Since the message earlier this evening that school will be in session tomorrow, school officials have received additional anonymous tips that need to be investigated and are unable to investigate all reports prior to school opening tomorrow. The District understands that threats on a school can bring fear for our students and the district wants to make sure that when students return to school on Monday, October 7 that they are returning to a safe and secure school environment. The safety of our students is our number 1 priority. Again, school will be closed tomorrow, October 4. Thank you.”

Stay with 12 News as we continue to follow this developing story.

Chelsi Byrnes

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