On Sunday, February 25, 2018, the Springettsbury Township Police Department identified the source of the threats against Central York School District. The person behind the threats that shut down the schools is a Central York Middle School student who was looking to disrupt normal school operations. Charges of terroristic threats are pending and the student has been released to her parents.
Thank you to the number of local, state, and federal law enforcement agents who spent numerous hours working to keep our students safe. A special thank you to Northern York County Regional Police Department and York County Detectives who each provided several detectives to the task force. Through everyone’s hard work, long hours, specialized knowledge, and collaborative team work we were able to bring this case to a conclusion.
We would also like to thank all those who showed their support to our Department during this time. The notes, the prayers, the encouragement, the food, the drinks, and the support all mean so much to us. The Springettsbury Township Police Department could not have done this without the cooperation of the Central York School District, parents, students, and community.
We encourage parents to continue having crucial conversations with their children about the proper use of social media. Any future threats seen should not be shared, but given to law enforcement immediately. Central York School District will hold a town hall meeting on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:30pm at the high school to discuss safety.
Daniel E. Stump, Chief of Police