On Thursday, May 9, the Wright Township Police Department was advised by Crestwood School District that yet another message containing a threat had been found on the wall in a bathroom at Crestwood High School.
With the safety of the students and faculty in mind, police and school district officials immediately agreed that the school should be evacuated. The Luzerne County EMA was contacted and officials from that agency and the Department of Environmental Protection, along with officers from the Wright Township Police Department, did a protective sweep of the school. No evidence of any danger to students or faculty was found. After the school was deemed safe, students and faculty were allowed to return and resume normal activity.
The Wright Township Police Department has been investigating two prior incidents where threats were written in various bathrooms in the high school and middle school within the last three weeks.
With the most recent incident, police believe the same individual wrote the threats in all three of those incidents. Police also believe that the person writing these threats is a student at the District. Investigators have narrowed the suspect list and will continue to investigate all three incidents.
The education of Crestwood students and the safety of Crestwood students and faculty have always been, and will continue to be, a top priority of the Wright Township Police Department. Therefore, each and every threat will be investigated separately and anyone found to be responsible for the threats will be handled accordingly.
Anyone with any information can contact the Wright Township Police Department at 474-9251.