Ringgold School District closed again Monday after ‘additional threats of violence’

Ringgold School District closed again Monday after ‘additional threats of violence’

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. — The Ringgold School District will be closed again Monday after the superintendent said administrators and district police were alerted to additional threats of violence.

They are investigating, and schools will closed Monday out of an abundance of caution and will be using a flexible instruction day.

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In a Facebook post, the superintendent said:

“Providing a safe and secure learning environment is the top priority of the Ringgold School District, and we take these incidents very seriously. Extensive security measures are in place to help us maintain a safe campus. As our investigation continues, we will determine any ongoing credibility of threats and follow the recommendations of the Ringgold School Police and local municipal agencies, in accordance with Ringgold School District policy.”

You can read the whole Facebook post from the district below.

RSD Operating on a Flexible Instruction Day, Monday, February 10,2020. February 9, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians, Over...

Posted by Ringgold School District on Sunday, February 9, 2020

On Friday, officials closed the district after multiple anonymous tips were called in to the Safe 2 Say hotline “regarding safety concerns" at the middle school Thursday night.

Six students were being questioned in connection with the alleged threats on Friday, according to district officials. Administrators said the investigation, coupled with the severe winter weather, led them to close all schools in the district and use a Flexible Instruction Day.

Carroll Township Police said the threats involved a possible shooting at the school Friday.

It’s not clear at this point if those students involved will be criminally charged or what kind of punishment they’ll face from the school district.

Snow made for difficult commute Friday morning in Pittsburgh’s North Side