Carrick HS placed on modified lockdown Monday

Carrick HS placed on modified lockdown Monday

PITTSBURGH — A threat circulating on social media had Pittsburgh’s Carrick High School operating on a modified lockdown Monday, a Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman said.

The social media threat was a photo indicating a potential threat to a school with the initials CHS.

“Additional school and city police will be on hand to assist with morning arrival,” Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said.

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On Monday morning, Pugh said the district received confirmation that the threat was in reference to Clovis High School in New Mexico, not Carrick. A juvenile was arrested.

Because the specifics about the threat were not confirmed Sunday, district officials took the precautionary measure to place Carrick High School on a modified lockdown. The lockdown remained in effect until lunchtime, Pugh said.