June 3, 2019 Letter to Conestoga High School Parents
Today we received information involving a potential threat to Conestoga High School. The information came in the form of a written document that included generalized threats to bring weapons to school as well as naming specific students. We immediately implemented our threat assessment protocol and notified the police. The student making the threat was identified, secured under adult supervision and will not be returning to Conestoga for the remainder of the school year. The school worked cooperatively with the Tredyffrin Police Department, who have deemed there is no active threat against the school, students or staff. Out of an abundance of caution, the Sheriff’s Department also conducted a canine sweep this evening. Families of the students identified in the written document were contacted personally.
We encourage you to talk with your student this evening to discuss this information and emphasize the importance of reporting any suspicious behaviors to police or school administration. As an added measure of security, parents and students should expect to see an increased police presence at the high school tomorrow and in the coming days. Additionally, counselors and mental health specialists will be available for any students seeking support. In the current climate, it is essential that the school, community and police work together to ensure the safety of our students remains paramount.