Security heightened at Fox Chapel Area High School after bomb threat

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 5:52 AM


Heightened security will be visible when students arrive for class today at Fox Chapel Area High School in the wake of Thursday’s bomb threat that closed the building.

A limited number of doors will be open for people to access the building and extra staff will be on hand, Superintendent Gene Freeman said in an email to parents.

Additional police officers will patrol the building throughout the day.

The high school was closed Oct. 24 after a bomb threat, despite a search of the building that found nothing.

School officials were first notified of a potential threat through the state-mandated Safe2Say Something tip line on Oct. 23.

The tip was reported to O’Hara police, who searched the building with the help of two bomb-sniffing dogs.

District Coordinator of Communications Bonnie Berzonski said it was out of an abundance of caution that officials decided to cancel school.

Officials also moved or canceled activities that were scheduled at the building last night.

Police continue to investigate the source of the threat.