A threat made to West Mifflin Middle School Saturday night was later determined to be unfounded after officials say police apprehended the student who sent in a warning text and a photo of a fake weapon.
According to the school’s official Facebook page, which was updated Sunday, the student responsible for the text was apprehended along with the cell phone used to send the text.
On the school’s Facebook page, Daniel Castagna, the school district’s superintendent, said, ”I applaud (police detectives) for their swift attention and handling of this important matter. We will have school like normal tomorrow morning.
“Our police will be present along with our administrative team as protocol to show a united force against this type of behavior.”
About 10:30 p.m. Saturday, the middle school posted that administrators had been made aware of the threat and had taken action. About 45 minutes later, another post appeared that said "the threat from earlier tonight was deemed unfounded and is resolved."
First Published March 5, 2016 11:17 PM