Brief lockdown at WAHS after threat found

Warren Area High School was under a brief lock-down Wednesday afternoon following the second bomb threat in a month.

Warren County School District Superintendent Dr. William Clark said, “Writing found in the girls’ bathroom said that there was a bomb in a locker. State police searched with a bomb (sniffing) dog, and after a half hour, the schedule resumed as planned.”

He added, “We did utilize for the first time the safety Facebook page through the district attorney’s office.”

Warren County District Attorney Rob Greene said, “Everything has been cleared, and an investigation is continuing as we speak. No details at this time.”

On March 24, a 16-year-old student at WAHS wrote a threatening note, causing the school to be locked down for two hours.

He was adjudicated on juvenile charges, and is currently at Pathways short-term male residential facility in Oil City, where he will finish the school year and possibly up to a total of 90 days.