Modified lockdown on Norwin SD following bomb threat has been lifted

IRWIN, Pa. — The modified lockdown following a bomb threat at Norwin School District has been lifted.

According to the district, the threat indicated that it would take place in a parking lot. All school buildings were placed on the modified lockdown.

‼ ‼ Norwin School District: Safety Update The modified lockdown has been lifted in all schools. All students and staff are safe. Please visit www.norwinsd.org for additional information.

Posted by Norwin School District on Thursday, February 24, 2022

Norwin Superintendent Dr. Jeff Taylor sent the following letter to families and staff after the lockdown was lifted:

“Dear Norwin Families and Staff,

Throughout Norwin School District, the safety and security of our students is of utmost

concern. When emergencies occur, such as today’s bomb threat, the administration relies on

our District’s Safety and Security Plan which was created with advice from a number of

safety professionals.

We take all threats and situations seriously until an incident is deemed not creditable. We

also try to the best of our abilities to communicate as quickly as possible with our

community members with the safety of our first responders in mind. Along this line, we ask

that parents, unless requested, do not enter an affected area during incidents to allow

emergency personnel time and space to perform their important duties.

As a parent myself, I understand how nervous crisis situations can be for our families, but

please be assured that ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for our students remains

my highest priority.

Anyone with information regarding today’s bomb threat incident is encouraged to contact

his or her student’s building principal or the North Huntingdon Township Police Department.

In addition, information can be reported at any time on the district’s anonymous Safe2Say

tip line at 1-844-SAF2SAY or 1-844-723-2729.

I would like to thank the North Huntingdon Township Police Department for their swift

response. Additionally, I would also like to thank our administrators, faculty, and staff for

remaining calm and ensuring students felt safe and could proceed through their school day.

Lastly, thank you for your understanding and patience as we strive to do our very best for

you and your students.”