An Update on Recent Threats at KMS

Please be advised that the Southern Chester County Regional Police Department (SCCRPD) has provided the following update regarding recent threats made against Kennett Middle School (KMS).

The Southern Chester County Regional Police Department would like to update the public with the status of the investigation regarding the individual responsible for threats of violence against Kennett Middle School over the past several weeks.

Search warrants and court orders provided police with an address located in Ravenna, Ohio. Further investigation revealed the same address, phone number and associated IP addresses were used to threaten violence in over 30 similar incidents across the United States.

The individual responsible has been identified as a 12 year old male who resides in Ravenna, Ohio. Due to investigative efforts made by SCCRPD detectives along with other law enforcement officials in Ohio, the juvenile was taken into custody and interviewed by detectives, resulting in a full confession surrounding the threats made towards Kennett Middle School and the other incidents similar in nature and context. Additionally, Ohio officials have executed search warrants at the home and have seized all electronic devices used by the juvenile to commit these crimes.

Investigators from all law enforcement agencies involved continue to gather and share information. Once that information is reviewed and shared with the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, appropriate criminal charges will be filed by this department.

SCCRPD received assistance with this investigation by the Chester County District Attorney’s Office and the following Law Enforcement Agencies in Ohio: City of Hudson PD, Ravenna City PD and Portage County Sheriff’s Department.

Kennett Consolidated School District officials and administration have been patient with and have had continued communication with police throughout this investigation. SCCRPD is proud to have a continuing partnership with the District that enhances the commitment to safety and wellbeing of students and staff.

Police urge parents to be mindful of and to monitor their children’s activity and involvement in online gaming and all social media outlets. If anyone possesses information about any of the incidents mentioned above, please contact Detective Rich Townsend at 610-268-2907 ext. 108 or rtownsend@sccrpd.org. Lt. Greenwalt may also be contacted at ext. 103 or jgreenwalt@sccrpd.org.

The Kennett Consolidated School District would like to sincerely thank SCCRPD and all of our local law enforcement agencies for their partnership in keeping our students and staff safe.

As always, those with questions are invited to contact KCSD Communications Specialist Nikki Laws at nlaws@kcsd.org or (610) 444-6646.

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An Update On Yesterday’s Threat at KHS

The Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) continues to partner with the Borough of Kennett Square Police Department in its investigation of yesterday’s bomb threat at Kennett High School (KHS).

At this time, the Police Department believes this to be an isolated incident. Person(s) of interest have been identified and may not be directly connected to our community.

The safety of our students and staff is our very first priority. Please rest assured that no threat is ever ignored– and will always be investigated to the fullest extent of the law.

We will share additional information with you should it become available.

As always, we remind you to stay vigilant. If you see something, say something by calling 911 or using the Safe2Say platform.

Should you have any questions or concerns, we invite you to contact KCSD Communications Specialist Nikki Laws at nlaws@kcsd.org or (610) 444-6646.

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KCSD Alert

We are pleased to share with you that the Borough of Kennett Square Police Department and Chester County Sheriff’s Office have cleared Kennett High School (KHS) following today’s bomb threat.

Students and their parents/guardians are invited to visit KHS from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. to retrieve their personal belongings. Please use the main entrance.

School will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow. Students will begin in third block and then will continue with a B Day.

On behalf of everyone at Kennett High School and the Kennett Consolidated School District, we’d like to thank you for your support. We will share additional information with you should it become available.

As always, we remind our community to stay vigilant. If you see something, say something by calling 911 or using the Safe2Say platform.

Should you have any questions or concerns, we invite you to contact KCSD Communications Specialist Nikki Laws at nlaws@kcsd.org or (610) 444-6646.

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KCSD Alert

As you know, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Kennett High School (KHS) received a bomb threat.

At this time, KHS has successfully evacuated.

The Borough of Kennett Square Police Department continues to conduct an investigation, including with K-9 units from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office.

As a result, students will be dismissed today at 12 p.m.

If you wish to pick up your student, please come to the lower student parking lot and you will be directed by staff. Further information about the retrieval of personal belongings will be shared upon approval from local law enforcement.

We will share additional information with you as soon as it becomes available.

As always, we remind our community to stay vigilant. If you see something, say something by calling 911 or using the Safe2Say platform.

Should you have any questions or concerns, we invite you to contact the District Office at (610) 444-6600.

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KCSD Alert

At approximately 9:30 a.m., Kennett High School (KHS) received a bomb threat.

Student safety remains our top priority. In an abundance of caution, KHS has initiated their evacuation procedure until a police investigation is complete.

Please know that all students and staff are accounted for.

At this time, we ask all families to leave KHS phone lines clear and to remain away from the campus. We will share additional information with you as soon as it becomes available.

As always, we remind our community to stay vigilant. If you see something, say something by calling 911 or using the Safe2Say platform.

Should you have any questions or concerns, we invite you to contact the District Office at (610) 444-6600.

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KCSD Alert

Today, Tuesday, November 1, Kennett Middle School (KMS) received another threatening phone call.

The Southern Chester County Regional Police Department (SCCRPD) continues to investigate this call and the others.

At this time, SCCRPD maintains that there is no credible threat to the community. In an abundance of caution, SCCRPD will have additional police presence at KMS this week.

While we recognize these incidents create frustration for our families, please know that we communicate with you when we have information we believe you would want or need to know.

As always, we remind our community to stay vigilant. If you see something, say something by calling 911 or using the Safe2Say platform.

If anyone possesses relevant information, please contact Detective Rich Townsend at 610-268-2907 ext. 108 or rtownsend@sccrpd.org. Lt. Greenwalt may also be contacted at ext. 103 or jgreenwalt@sccrpd.org.

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KCSD Alert

The Southern Chester County Regional Police Department (SCCRPD) is investigating threats of violence directed at the Kennett Middle School (KMS) community. The information led to police making contact with a 14-year-old juvenile at his residence in New Garden Township.

Police found the family to be cooperative. The preliminary information revealed that the juvenile got into a dispute while online gaming, which moments later resulted in two tips alleging that the juvenile was going to engage in an act of violent behavior at Kennett Middle School (KMS).

Based on the investigation, police can confirm that this incident is related to the incident on October 4 at KMS.

At this time, SCCRPD has determined that there is no credible threat to the KMS Community.

While we know that this incident has caused disruption, SCCRPD and KCSD are thankful for the community’s patience and partnership in helping to keep our children safe.

SCCRPD continues to investigate the incident with the assistance of the FBI and other allied public safety officials. In the meantime, KCSD will maintain additional police presence on the KMS campus.

We wish to remind parents to be mindful of and to monitor their children’s activity and involvement in online gaming and all social media channels. If anyone possesses information about either of the incidents mentioned above, please contact Detective Rich Townsend at 610-268-2907 ext. 108 or rtownsend@sccrpd.org. Lt. Greenwalt may also be contacted at ext. 103 or jgreenwalt@sccrpd.org.

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KCSD Alert

The Southern Chester County Regional Police Department is investigating a threat made to Kennett Middle School (KMS) for today, Monday, October 24.

Student safety remains our top priority. In an abundance of caution, KMS will be closed today.

All other schools will operate on a normal schedule.

As always, we remind our community to stay vigilant. If you see something, say something by calling 911 or using the Safe2Say platform.

Should you have any questions or concerns, we invite you to contact KCSD Communications Specialist Nikki Laws at (610) 444-6646.

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