Plymouth Whitemarsh High School notified parents and guardians of students through email that the Whitemarsh Police Department had been notified and is investigating a now-deleted threat made against the school on Instagram. According to the email, the school followed its procedures and continued with a normal day.
Below is the text of the email:
This morning, we were made aware of an anonymous Instagram post of a concerning nature. Because the post referenced a threat to Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, we immediately contacted the police. Law enforcement is currently investigating the situation. We appreciate the Whitemarsh Police Department’s quick response. The administration attempted to access the social media account, but it has since been deleted.
As per our practice, security personnel are visible at the high school and the day is proceeding as usual. We will continue the school day with a heightened sense of vigilance and follow our safety protocols.
We thank the individual who brought this to our attention. We will communicate with you as soon as possible as we receive additional information. If you have any questions, please contact an administrative team member.