Highland County Public Schools Reports Indirect Threat

This is Scott Smith with an Allegheny Mountain Radio News Nugget.

On Tuesday afternoon, parents of Highland County School students received a message from Superintendent Dr. Drew Maerz, vis robo-call and push notifications – it read:

“HCPS Families, this is Superintendent, Drew Maerz, informing you that an indirect threat was written on a high school girls bathroom stall earlier today. A student reported this threat to a teacher, who then informed Principal Good.

Upon discovery, we notified the Sheriff’s Office and a deputy investigated. We will continue to support the sheriff’s investigation. We have since removed the message.

Please know that we will keep you informed with any additional information about this issue.

Thank you.”

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle. scott@amrmail.org

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