Classes at Butler High School are running on a normal schedule on Thursday after police spent the night investigating threat

A threat was made to “Butler High School” late last night. Specifically, it was alleged to a third party that a specific individual would commit an act of gun violence.

Butler Township Police visited that individual overnight. Police say that person is not a student and they determined he had no knowledge of the threat nor any intent to commit the alleged threat. They believe the call was fabricated to cause “disruption to this individual.”

Even though Butler Township Police determined that there is no threat, officers will have a visible presence on the Butler campus today.


April 5, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians:

The Butler Area School District was informed by the Butler Township Police that a threat was made to “Butler High School” late yesterday night. Specifically, it was alleged to a third party that a specific individual would commit an act of gun violence.

The Butler Township Police worked throughout the night, including visiting the individual whose name was provided. That individual, who is not a student at either high school building, fully cooperated with police. The police have determined that the individual whose name was used had no knowledge of the threat nor any intent to commit the alleged threat. They believe the call was fabricated to cause disruption to this individual.

While we are glad that the Butler Township Police have determined that no threat exists, this is still a very disturbing act. We believe that the perpetrator of the allegation will be identified. The school district will pursue significant disciplinary actions against this individual. In addition, based on the letter dated March 12, 2018 from Mr. Richard Goldinger, District Attorney of Butler County, we anticipate immediate legal action upon the identification of the perpetrator.

Again, the Butler Township Police have determined that no threat exists. All of our schools will operate on a normal schedule today, April 5, 2018. However, I realize that this is unnerving considering what has happened nationally. Therefore, the Butler Township Police will have a visible presence on our campus today. We are grateful to the Butler Township Police for their work and support of our schools.

Sincerely,

Brian J. White, Jr. Ed.D.

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One comment

  1. This was especially disturbing as some the chorus students, my daughter included, were leaving today for Nashville. I’m sure the security guards appreciated having to do extra thorough checks through all of the luggage on top of the normal bookbags!

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