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Apollo-Ridge schools closed Monday, after reported threat to student

March 22, 2018

Apollo-Ridge officials have closed all of the district’s schools for students and staff on Monday in response to a threatening statement made to a student on social media.

“This afternoon, the district was made aware of a threatening statement made to a student via social media this weekend,” the district said Sunday in a statement. “Law enforcement was immediately notified and is currently investigating.”

At no point was the school mentioned as part of the threat, the statement said, but the district felt the need to take action out of an abundance of caution. The district has elementary, middle and high schools.

Superintendent Matthew Curci provided no further comment.

Kiski Township police are investigating, the department said in a post on its Facebook page.

Matthew Medsger is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4675, mmedsger@tribweb.com or via Twitter @matthew_medsger.