Two possible threats of violence led to an increased presence of school police and Carlisle Police this week at Carlisle High School, according to a note sent to parents Wednesday morning.
The first threat was determined to be unsubstantiated, and the person involved in the second threat did not have access to a firearm, Carlisle Police said in a news release Wednesday afternoon.
Police said they were notified this week by Carlisle High School administration after a social media post surfaced “concerning allegations of a firearm” at the school on Monday. “The investigation revealed that the information in the social media posts was unsubstantiated,” police said.
On Wednesday morning, Carlisle High School staff alerted police to a video threat of gun violence. The person making the threat was identified as a student, police said. The student did not have a firearm and did not have immediate access to a firearm, police said.
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Police did not name the student but said they had “charged the student appropriately.”
Carlisle Superintendent Christina Spielbauer emailed parents about the threat Wednesday morning. In the letter, she said the district was made aware Tuesday evening of the first social media threat. On Wednesday morning, several students reported the second, video threat via the Safe to Say application.
Spielbauer said in the letter that the district applauds the students who reported the social media post. She also said the district will not release any further information to parents about the student in question, in line with the guidelines under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
The district had no further comment Wednesday morning.