A Holy Redeemer High School student threatened to bring a gun to school on Thursday, police said.
Wilkes-Barre City Police said the male student from Kingston posted on social media on Wednesday night about bringing a firearm to Holy Redeemer High School during Thursday’s school day.
Police identified the student, launched an investigation with the Kingston Police Department and notified school administration.
Police said “all involved parties” were cooperating with the investigation.
In a statement to parents, high school principal Anita Sirak called the social media post “threatening in nature,” and said the school contacted authorities when administration became aware of the post.
“Please know that the safety of your sons and daughters is our first priority and that we have taken all appropriate measures to absolutely ensure that there is no immediate threat to our school community,” she wrote.
A spokesman for the Diocese of Scranton declined to offer more details on the post and investigation.
Sirak’s statement was shared on the high school’s Facebook page around 9:30 a.m., and some parents commented with concerns that they had not been notified of the threat investigation early enough.
Police said the department took extra steps “throughout the morning,” to secure the school and students.
Anyone with further information can contact the Wilkes-Barre Detective Division oat 570-208-4222.
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