Dear Norwin Families,
At 12:25 p.m., the North Huntingdon Township Police Department informed the School District that a suspect was in custody and the community threat had ended.
Therefore, Norwin School District has lifted the modified lockdown and normal operating conditions have resumed at Hillcrest and the Middle School.
I am thankful for the excellent working relationship we have with the North Huntingdon Township Police Department. The ongoing and effective communication efforts between the NHTPD and the District helped us to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff.
Please find below a brief timeline of this morning’s events.
At approximately 7:45 a.m. today, the North Huntingdon Township Police Department (NHTPD) notified Norwin School District that there was a community threat. The District immediately enacted its Emergency Response Plan and placed our school buildings on a modified lockdown. Hillcrest Intermediate and Norwin Middle School students were secured in their buildings. The District initially announced a 2-hour delay for our K-4 school buildings and parents were told not to allow their children to go to their bus stops.
Because the community threat was not resolved by 9:30 a.m. and after consulting with the NHTPD, the District announced that all Norwin K-4 school buildings would be closed today, November 9, 2020. The High School had already been closed due to COVID-19 cases.
Although this morning’s events may have disrupted our normal routines, please know that we believe the safety and security of our students and staff are of paramount importance. I would like to thank our Norwin students, families, and staff for your patience during this incident.
Dr. Jeff Taylor,