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Fox Chapel Area High School Cancels Classes After Report Of Alleged Threat

FOX CHAPEL (KDKA) -- Fox Chapel Area school officials have canceled classes Wednesday for their high school students over an alleged threat reported to the state's Safe2Say Something line.

According to district officials, only the high school is closed. Classes will go on as scheduled for all other students in the district.

School district police and Fox Chapel police are investigating the report, which officials say came in around 3 a.m. to the state Attorney General's Safe2Say Something reporting system.

In a post on their Facebook page, the district says, "Please keep in mind that the school district will continue to thoroughly investigate every Safe2Say report and will continue to make decisions with the safety of all students being the highest priority."

It was around 3 a.m. when the district received a report from Safe2say, which is an anonymous school safety reporting system.

They say a bomb threat was made specifically to the high school.

Police brought in K-9s to search the building.

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"I'm kind of surprised. I mean, I've heard of other schools getting canceled but I didn't really expect anything at Fox Chapel to happen like that," said Charlie Smith, a student at the school.

"I think it's pretty, pretty scary," said Cooper Smith, another student.

Police were looking to see if the latest threat made against the school was credible.

The Fox Chapel Area School District has, once again, found it necessary to cancel school for high school students only...

Posted by Fox Chapel Area School District on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Fox Chapel Area High School canceled classes just last month as well when an alleged threat was made involving a football game.

"I agree, I think safety first. I think the headlines would be terrible if something did happen and we were all at school," said Smith.

O'Hara Township Police were called in at that time, and along with two bomb-sniffing dogs, swept the building, but didn't find anything threatening.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.


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