Threat forces lockdown at Clarion career center

From staff reports

The Clarion County Career Center was on lockdown for a short period of time Monday morning after police were notified about threats allegedly made on social media by a student.

Clarion state police said they were told at about 8:45 a.m. that a student had made a threat that some kind of violent act was to occur at the career center. Police said the student was located prior to his arrival at the school, and police said he didn’t have any weapons at that time.

“We were made aware of a threat against the school, so I contacted state police and they were able to meet the bus the student was on,” career center director Aaron Kline said.

Most of the students were on buses on the way to the school when the threat was discovered, so the short lockdown only affected a small group of students and some others, Kline said.

The school day wasn’t affected, according to Kline.

“After state police said we were safe, it was back to business as usual,” Kline said.

Police did not indicate on their press release whether the student, who is under 18, is being charged, but they classified the incident as a terroristic threats case on the press release.