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What the police believe may have been a prank 911 phone call on Wednesday where the Latrobe Elementary school closed when authorities were investigating a reported threat, Greater Latrobe District officials said. The situation was resolved shortly before 2 p.m. and no one was hurt. Concerned parents who gathered outside the Lincoln Avenue Police Department were told that the release would take place at the normal time.
City and state police were called to Cedar Street School just before 1:00 p.m. and officials searched the building after an anonymous call was made to Westmoreland 911 reporting a threat. All district buildings were then locked.
“Agencies believe this threat may have been a prank,” district officials said in a Facebook post.
Latrobe police said they are investigating the source of the call, which was found not to be credible. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 724-537-5526. Officials from other nearby departments helped on the ground.
Tracy Mather of Latrobe said the parents had been notified of the situation via an automated district telephone system. She is the parent of a third grader.
Pupils in kindergarten through sixth grade attend school there. The police stayed at the school until they were released.
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