Authorities are investigating a shooting threat at Coatesville High School – Daily Local

COATESVILLE – Authorities are investigating a shooting threat at Coatesville High School.

The following letter from Rick Dunlap, Deputy Superintendent of the Coatesville Area School District, was sent to parents, staff and the community of the Coatesville Area School District on Wednesday morning:

First of all, you should know that at this time we believe that all students are safe.

This morning, just after 7am, we received a threat on social media that there would be a shooting on our high school campus today. We immediately contacted the police and our own CASD police and emergency response team sprang into action.

• Bus trips were already underway and some students were already arriving on campus. All students who were already in school were briefly detained in the auditorium of the 8/9 building and then bused to Scott Middle School. All staff were also transferred to Scott Middle School.

• Other students arriving by bus were held on the buses and not allowed to disembark, while police continued to assess the situation.

• Once police determined this might be a credible threat, we diverted all high school and CAIHS buses to Scott Middle School. Students are kept safe at Scott until parents pick them up or our buses complete their elementary bus runs and can then take students home. Some students are now being transported home and by 10 a.m. most students will be on their way home.

• All CCIU programs have also been moved off campus.

• Unfortunately, our high school campus was to host the ChestMont Track Championships today. This event is moved to Henderson High School.

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