Just before midnight, MoreThanTheCurve.com posted an article that stated that Upper Merion School Districts would be open on Friday, but would have a police presence. This action was due to a threat made to the schools in the district on Twitter.
Overnight that situation changed. The schools in the Upper Merion School District will now be closed today due to the threat. We also learned that the FBI has joined the Upper Merion Police Department in the investigation.
We have not been able to confirm what specifically the tweet said, but know it involved bringing a gun to school.
Below is a tweet from about 5:00 a.m. this morning from the superintendent, Dr. John A. Toleno:
Viking Nation, all schools and offices within the Upper Merion Area School District will Be closed today, Friday, January 18th due to a threat that was made against our district. Please know that the Upper Merion Police and FBI are working very hard to solve this case.#Safety
— Dr. John A. Toleno (@DrToleno) January 18, 2019