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Police deem threat at PTECH not credible

March 6, 2018 | Filed in Archive

On Tuesday, March 6, the Johnstown Police Department began an investigation into what they later deemed to be a non-credible threat made against the HFM PTECH school on Jansen Avenue in Johnstown.

The police department launched its investigation after a student reported the threat to school administration.

Following protocol, a “hold in place” was initiated shortly after 12:30 p.m. to allow police to search the school. Students were allowed to return to their regular activities a short time later.

Police took the student who allegedly made the threat into custody, and their investigation is ongoing.