Police presence increased at Dover schools despite 'no threat'

Junior Gonzalez
York Dispatch

Northern York County Regional Police say there is no threat to students at the Dover Area School District Wednesday, Feb. 21, after receiving several calls the day before on a potential threat.

The Dover Area School District Administration building.

Northern York County Regional Police were able to track the source of the message and determined "no threat exists," according to a post on the department's Facebook page.

As a precaution, Northern Regional police will have an increased presence at all district schools on Wednesday, Feb. 21, "to ensure peace of mind among our students, faculty, staff, and citizens," the post states.

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The department also shared several of the posts that were circulated through Snapchat, iMessage and other social media regarding the rumored threat.

"So apparently the kid that was threatening central said he's coming for dover next," read one Snapchat post.

Dover Superintendent Tracy Krum notified parents and staff of the situation in a mass phone call Wednesday morning shortly after meeting with Northern York County Regional Police Lt. David Lash, according to spokesman Brad Perkins.

News of alleged threats at Dover come on the heels of several threats at Central York School District that prompted administrators to cancel classes districtwide on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

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The threats at Central have prompted the creation of a task force to further investigate the threats and determine its source, according to Springettsbury Township Police Chief Dan Stump.

Meanwhile, Northern York County Regional Police are asking district residents to refrain from posting "unsubstantiated rumors and innuendo" through social media and instead call 911.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correctly name who Tracy Krum corresponded with prior to a phone call to parents.