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Norwin School District adding police presence today after online threat

Norwin School District adds heightened police presence
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There will be an increased police presence in the Norwin School District today.

Just last night, the district said they received a threat of violence.

With many still on edge after the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, the district sent a letter to parents.

In that letter to parents on Wednesday, Superintendent Jeff Taylor said a threat was made during a conversation on social media between students. It allegedly targeted a middle school student and an employee.

The superintendent said the district received a tip from the Safe2Say Something reporting system. The district contacted the police department to "investigate and mitigate" the threat.

"Upon receiving the alert, we immediately initiated our District Safety and Security Plan procedures to address the report," the letter from Taylor said.

The district said the students and employee involved in the reported threat will not be at school on Thursday.

"Because this situation involves students and is an active police matter, we cannot share further details at this time," the superintendent said in the letter.

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