Cops, Courts and Fire Schools

Threat Unfounded, But School Security Will Be Increased Friday

Newtown Middle School

There will be increased security at Newtown Middle School on Friday. 

Newtown Township police said in a statement that they received information of an alleged a threat of school violence that would happen on Friday. 

“A thorough investigation was conducted, and as a result, the threat was determined to be NOT credible,” police said. 

District administration and security worked with police and determined there would be an increased police presence at Newtown Middle School throughout the day. 

Other district schools will feature an increased police presence throughout Friday. 

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Tom Sofield

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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001