Police: Note found at Dover Area High School threatened violence


A discovered note that threatened violence with a weapon led to Dover Area High School being locked down temporarily on Friday morning, according to police.

Northern York County Regional Police were notified of the note on Friday morning and investigated the possible threat of violence at the school, according to a police news release.

The school was placed on lockdown during that investigation, which included searches of the school, according to police, who said no weapons were found.

Students were held in their homerooms during the searches; students who had access to the classroom where the note was found were isolated in the high school auditorium, police said.

The lockdown was lifted about 10 a.m., police said.

The contents of the threatening note are not being released because the investigation is ongoing, according to police.

Students are safe and will continue with their normal school day, according to an alert posted on the Dover Area School District website.

In addition to school resource officers, additional officers will be at the high school throughout the day and at dismissal time, police said.

Anyone with information about the note and threat is asked to call police at (717) 292-3197, or leave a tip online at

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at