North Allegheny Intermediate High School evacuated this morning due to a bomb threat. Police are currently on scene investigating. Students are being evacuated to nearby Carson Middle School.
North Allegheny Intermediate High School is a suburban high school in the North Allegheny School District located in McCandless, Pennsylvania, a community north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The school is located at 350 Cumberland Road in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is one of two high schools in the district.
The North Allegheny School District released a statement on Twitter, saying “at approximately 9:45 a.m. NAI was placed on lockdown due to a bomb threat. The building was evacuated and all students/staff are safe at this time. Students are being evacuated to CMS. Police are on scene and actively investigating the threat.”
Furthermore, the school asked that parents do not report to the school. There is no word on who is responsible for the bomb threat at this time.
The bomb threat at North Allegheny Intermediate is just the latest in a string of threats, lockdowns, bomb threats, and shootings that have plagued the United States.
Over the course of the past few years, shootings such as these have been a scourge upon the country and people have struggled with coming up with a solution. Lockdowns have become all too common as a means of protection when students and faculty are in danger and today is no different.
This lockdown follows incidents at Dodd Middle School in Connecticut, Windham Public Schools also in Connecticut, Pacoima Middle School in Los Angeles, Millennium Middle School in Florida, and US Grant High School in Oklahoma, which are just some of the places where events such as this have occurred.