Chester County PA- On 05/16/2018 PA State Police responded to Fred S. Engle Middle School due to comments that were written in a girl’s bathroom on the first floor of the school. The comments referenced a school shooting that is anticipated to take place. These comments don’t appear to be credible. The State Police would like to remind parents and students that any comments written or expressed about anticipated school shootings, are taken extremely serious. Students in violation of this crime are likely to be expelled from school and have criminal charges filed against them.

Anyone with any information is requested to contact the State Police Station of Avondale at 610-268-2022. Reference incident number PA 18-525742.

As a precaution there will be an increase of Police presence at the school.



A second similar threat was found at the Fred S. Engle Middle School today (05/17/2018). PSP Avondale once again responded to conduct further investigation. A juvenile suspect was developed and interviewed. This suspect confessed to having written both messages.

This case is still under active investigation and no decisions regarding criminal charges have yet been made.

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