BROCKWAY — A Brockway Area School District student who made threats against another student and a teacher is being disciplined according to district policy and receiving mental health assistance, Superintendent Dan Hawkins announced Friday. In a statement to the press, Hawkins said the student made the threat Thursday.
Hawkins said word of the threat was quickly reported to the administration. He thanked Brockway Police Chief Terry Young in his statement.
No further details about the incident were available as of press time Friday. Neither Hawkins nor Young could not be reached for comment.
Educators School Safety Network says it recorded about 50 threats a day on average since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed.
The Ohio-based national organization that tracks school threats says that compares to about 10 threats a day on average.
The Tri-County area has seen similar threats.
Two days after the Florida shooting, a student in Johnsonburg threatened to “shoot up” the school. The threat caused action at schools in both Johnsonburg and Ridgway.
This week two students in Punxsutawney were charged after talking about shooting up the school on the bus. This was the fourth threat in Punxsy in the past several weeks, according to media reports.
Philipsburg-Osceola High School Tuesday received a threat by a 15-year-old student and four threats occurred at Bradford Middle School over a three day period this week, including one in which a student was removed from the school grounds after police say a video threatening staff and students was posted to social media.
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Katie Weidenboerner contributed to this article.