Social media post sparks cancellation of pep rally at Harriton High School

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LOWER MERION — Lower Merion school officials Thursday cancelled a pep rally planned at the school for Thursday afternoon in the wake of a “concerning post on social media.”

“District officials worked with Lower Merion Township police to investigate the source and circumstances of the social media post. Police will stay on campus for the remainder of the school day,” the district wrote in an email to families.

According to the letter, district officials contacted Lower Merion police to investigate the source and circumstances of the social media post and police would remain on campus for the rest of the school day.

“Though the initial police investigation did not find a credible threat, due to the timing and out of concern for the safety of students and staff, the decision was made to cancel the event,” the letter read in part.

According to police, officers spoke with a student in connection with the post and determined that there was no issue with the child, but they left a patrol car on the scene for the rest of the day. The post was described by police as a veiled or nondescript type of threat that prompted the school to call police.

Although police did not know whether the district might discipline the student, they had no intention of filing any charges.

District officials also said they would like to thank the students who brought post to their attention

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