TikTokers Make Fake Accounts Impersonating PA School Staff, District Says TikTokers Make Fake Accounts Impersonating PA School Staff, District Says
TikTokers Make Fake Accounts Impersonating PA School Staff, District Says Great Valley Middle School students made phony TikTok profiles impersonating their teachers, the school district said in a statement on Sunday, July 7.  "I reiterate my disappointment and sadness that our students’ behavior has caused such duress for our staff," wrote Superintendent Daniel F. Goffredo.  "Seeing GVSD in such a prominent place in the news for behavior like this is also disheartening," he said, referring to a New York Times article on the incident.  The Times report claimed the students posted "disparaging, lewd, racist and homophobic videos" across 22 accounts…
Elementary School Student Struck By Bicyclist When Exiting School Bus: NYCRPD (VIDEO) Elementary School Student Struck By Bicyclist When Exiting School Bus: NYCRPD (VIDEO)
Elementary School Student Struck By Bicyclist When Exiting School Bus: Nycrpd (Video) A bicyclist struck a child exiting a school bus in York County and failed to report the incident to any authorities, so the police have released the bus's dashcam video in hopes of tracking him down.  A 10-year-old boy from North Salem Elementary School was struck by the bicyclists while exiting the school bus with several other students in the 2600 block of West Canal Road around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, according to the release by the Northern York County Regional Police Department on June 4.  The police noted the following about the incident: "The school bus was eastbound on…
26-Year-Old PA Woman Admits To Striking 16-Year-Old Girl Dead While Getting On School Bus 26-Year-Old PA Woman Admits To Striking 16-Year-Old Girl Dead While Getting On School Bus
26-Year-Old PA Woman Admits To Striking 16-Year-Old Girl Dead While Getting On School Bus A 26-year-old Red Lion woman has pleaded guilty in connection to striking dead a 16-year-old girl getting on a school bus, according to updated court documents filed on May 29, 2024.  Arianna Landis died at Hershey Medical Center on Nov. 11, 2022, as detailed in her obituary.  Emergency responders were called to a report of a person struck by a vehicle in the 500 block of York Haven Road in Newberry Township shortly after 7 a.m., on Oct. 26, 2022, as the area police detailed in a release that afternoon.  The Northeastern School District in Machester announced that she s…
'I Will End Your Life' PA Convict Jumps On School Bus With Students, Threatening Driver: PD 'I Will End Your Life' PA Convict Jumps On School Bus With Students, Threatening Driver: PD
'I Will End Your Life' PA Convict Jumps On School Bus With Students, Threatening Driver: PD "I will end your life," a 31-year-old said when he hopped on a school bus with children on board the Millersville police announced on Wednesday, May 15.  Angel Lui Sanchez-Abreu, a Millersville resident, did not have permission to enter the bus, the police said. The driver opened the door with the intention of letting students off — not for Sanchez-Abreu to enter, the police explained, adding that "numerous young children were still seated on the bus." The incident happened at the intersection of South Duke and Elizabeth Streets in Millersville at 4:5 p.m. on May 8, the police det…
Central PA Man Collects Child Porn Working As School Bus Driver: Affidavit Central PA Man Collects Child Porn Working As School Bus Driver: Affidavit
Central PA Man Collects Child Porn Working As School Bus Driver: Affidavit A now-former school bus driver is accused of gathering child pornography from Snapchat, police detailed in an affidavit of probable cause obtained by Daily Voice on May 8.  Police first learned about 33-year-old Cody James Baker's online activities after he uploaded a video to Snapchat, so the platform sent a tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, according to the affidavit. During the police investigation, two phones were seized from Baker which connected him to the Snapchat profile in question and contained "15 videos and multiple images of children engag…
PA Girl's Wrestling Coach Accused Of Sex With 3 Students: Police PA Girl's Wrestling Coach Accused Of Sex With 3 Students: Police
PA Girl's Wrestling Coach Accused Of Sex With 3 Students: Police A faculty member and wrestling coach at Central Dauphin East High School has been arrested on charges related to having sex with multiple students, the police announced on Friday evening.  The now former school staff member, 27-year-old Emily Rajis's charges came following a "report in reference to inappropriate contact between a faculty member at Central Dauphin East High School and a student at the school.," on March 29, 2024 the Lower Paxton Township Bureau of Police stated in the release.  During the investigation, the police confirmed all three victims are students at CDEHS a…
'Inappropriate Video' Shown To Elementary Student: Susquehanna Twp. PD 'Inappropriate Video' Shown To Elementary Student: Susquehanna Twp. PD
'Inappropriate Video' Shown To Elementary Student: Susquehanna Twp. PD A local dad working as a "temporary school employee" has been charged for allegedly showing an elementary school student a sexual video, Susquehanna Township police announced on Friday, April 26.  Patrice Winnis Thompson, 40 of Harrisburg, "may have shown an inappropriate video to at least 1 student at the Thomas J Holtzman Elementary School," on April 18, as stated by police in the release.  Following an investigation by multiple agencies, Thompson was arrested in the following charges: Felony Dissemination of Explicit Sexual Materials to Minors (two counts), and Misdemeanor Corr…
Best High Schools: Pennsylvania Schools Ranked In Brand-New List Best High Schools: Pennsylvania Schools Ranked In Brand-New List
Best High Schools: Pennsylvania Schools Ranked In Brand-New List Pennsylvania is rife with top-rated high schools, according to brand-new rankings. US News & World report released its annual list of Best High Schools in the U.S. on Tuesday morning, April 23. The rankings were determined by performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare students for college. Julia R. Masterman Secondary School in Philadelphia was rated the fourth best school in the nation. Downington STEM Academy also made the top 50, coming in at No. 46. According to US News, these are the top 10 high schools in Pennsylvania: No. 10: Harriton High…
Fire At Central PA High School Woodshop Forces Classes Online For Days Fire At Central PA High School Woodshop Forces Classes Online For Days
Fire At Central PA High School Woodshop Forces Classes Online For Days A fire at a high school wood shop forced the district to switch to online or remote learning for a minimum of two days, officials announced on Tuesday morning.  Intially fire crews were called to Maheim Tonwship High School for a report of smoke showing at 5:18 p.m. on Monday, April 1, officials explained.  The fire was found fire in a dust collector on the exterior of the high school off the wood shop.  Even though the "fire was contained to the exterior, however the interior required extensive ventilation. Manheim Township High School will be holding on-line only learning …
Central PA School Bus Driver Caught With Child Porn, Police Say Central PA School Bus Driver Caught With Child Porn, Police Say
Central PA School Bus Driver Caught With Child Porn, Police Say A 56-year-old school bus driver has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies related to child pornography, police announced late Thursday night. Philip Fry of the 1100 block of Oberlin Road, Middletown, Lower Swatara Township was arrested following a warranted search of his home. The search was conducted by the Derry Township Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Investigators, along with Detectives from the Dauphin County Criminal Investigation Division. The search was part of a larger investigation after receiving tips about Child Sexual Abuse Material.  During the …
Elementary School Principal Charged With DUI: Lititz Police Elementary School Principal Charged With DUI: Lititz Police
Elementary School Principal Charged With DUI: Lititz Police A York County elementary school principal has been charged with driving under the influence in Lancaster County, police announced on Friday, March 15.  Lee Helper Jordan, 39 of Lititz, was stopped for an alleged vehicle equipment violation in the 360 block of North Broad Street at around 2:15 a.m. on Feb. 28. LBPD made the following statement about the traffic stop:  "During the traffic stop, it is alleged that Jordan was found to be under the influence. Jordan was taken into custody and transported to the LBPD where he provided evidential samples of his breath which in…
School Buses Tires Slashed In Chambersburg, Police Say School Buses Tires Slashed In Chambersburg, Police Say
School Buses Tires Slashed In Chambersburg, Police Say Multiple school buses had their tires slashed Chambersburg Police announced on Saturday, March 2. The police came to investigate the "criminal mischief" in the 100 block of East South Street on Feb. 26, as stated in the release. The caller met with police and explained that they "had multiple tires on their vehicles which were punctured with an object," the police said. The exact number of school buses damaged was not shared. The slashings are  believed to have happened sometime over the week prior to the owner calling the police. Anyone with information regarding these school bus ti…
GUILTY! Two Students Had 'Sexual Relationships' With Elizabethtown School Staff, DA Says GUILTY! Two Students Had 'Sexual Relationships' With Elizabethtown School Staff, DA Says
Guilty! Two Students Had 'Sexual Relationships' With Elizabethtown School Staff, DA Says A 38-year-old former Elizabethtown school district employee has pleaded guilty in connection to sexual relationships with two middle school boys, the Lancaster District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, Feb. 28.  Megan Carlisle, of the first block of Greenleaf Lane, pleaded guilty before Lancaster County Judge Dennis Reinaker for the following charges:  Felony involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (two counts). Felony statutory sexual assault victim (two counts). Felony unlawful contact with a minor obscene or sexually explicit (two counts). Felony unlawful con…
PA Kindergartener Injures Three Students With Pencil: School PA Kindergartener Injures Three Students With Pencil: School
PA Kindergartener Injures Three Students With Pencil: School Three students were injured with a pencil at the Chester Upland School of the Arts on Thursday, Feb. 22, school administrators say.  "At approximately 9:15 a.m., a kindergarten student experienced a mental health crisis," said Chester Upland School District officials in a statement.  "Unfortunately, the incident resulted in three students sustaining minor injuries from a pencil held by the student in crisis." Administrators said the three were immediately evaluated and treated by the school nurse. EMS and police were also called "to help deescalate the situation," the district sa…
Teen Arrested For Bringing Handgun To Central PA High School Teen Arrested For Bringing Handgun To Central PA High School
Teen Arrested For Bringing Handgun To Central PA High School A 17-year-old boy is in police custody for bringing a gun to Central Dauphin East High School on Thursday, Feb. 15, the Lower Paxton Township Bureau of Police announced on Friday night. The unnamed minor was arrested "in cooperation with the Central Dauphin School District Police," as stated in the police release around 9 p.m. on Feb. 16.  The gun he allegedly brought into the school forced a massive "systematic search" involving numerous police agencies including the Pennsylvania and Maryland State Police, as Daily Voice previously reported.  Police explained that the gun was st…
School Van Involved In Lititz Crash, Police Say School Van Involved In Lititz Crash, Police Say
School Van Involved In Lititz Crash, Police Say A roadway briefly closed following a two-vehicle crash involving a school transportation van, the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police announced on Friday afternoon.  First responders were called to the crash at the intersection of East Sixth Street and Seigrist Farm Road in Warwick Township, Lititz shortly before 2 p.m. on Feb. 16, as detailed in the NLCRPD release.  The crash blocked the intersection and closed the roadway, but was expected to clear within an hour.  "One person with [a] minor injury was trapped in the vehicle for a short time," the police said, "the t…
Handgun Found In Central PA High School Forces Closure For Days Handgun Found In Central PA High School Forces Closure For Days
Handgun Found In Central PA High School Forces Closure For Days Following a "systematic search" of a Central Pennsylvania school — with help from Pennsylvania and Maryland State Police — administrators have announced a full closure until Tuesday, Feb. 20, according to a press conference on the evening of Feb. 15.  The gun was shown in a photo to an assistant principal at Central Dauphin East High School by a male student around 8:45 a.m. on Feb. 15, police were immediately contacted and a lockdown was initiated, according to the school administrators and Pennsylvania State Police.  Until the handgun was located in the Harrisburg…
Middletown HS Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault For Rubbing Student In Leggings: Affidavit Middletown HS Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault For Rubbing Student In Leggings: Affidavit
Middletown HS Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault For Rubbing Student In Leggings: Affidavit A teacher and coach has been charged with sexual assault for a series of bizarre incidents — including one where a girl wore leggings in his class, court documents obtained by Daily Voice detail.  Zachary Agustin Cerrone, 33 of Wellsboro, was charged on Thursday with two counts each of institutional sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, and corruption of minors, as well as three counts of indecent assault related to incidents at Middletown Area High School, the Lower Swatara Township police announced on Friday, Feb. 9.  The charges stem from an investigation in the …
Loaded Semi-Automatic Found In PA Middle School Student's Bag: Officials Loaded Semi-Automatic Found In PA Middle School Student's Bag: Officials
Loaded Semi-Automatic Found In PA Middle School Student's Bag: Officials A loaded semi-automatic handgun was found in the backpack of a middle school student in Central Pennsylvania, school officials and police announced on Tuesday evening.  A 15-year-old boy was found with the weapon at Eagle View Middle School, according to Cumberland Valley School District Superintendent Mark Blanchard and the Silver Spring Township police. The boy was taken into police custody.  Parents were notified about the incident in an email after the school day ended.   "The weapon was never displayed and threats of harm were never made. The weapon…
Stabbing With False 'Gunshots' Leads To Elementary School Lockdown In East Petersburg: Police Stabbing With False 'Gunshots' Leads To Elementary School Lockdown In East Petersburg: Police
Stabbing With False 'Gunshots' Leads To Elementary School Lockdown In East Petersburg: Police  A false report of "gunshots" at what turned out to be a stabbing led to a lockdown at an elementary school and a shelter-in-place order, the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department announced on Tuesday.  Officers with the NLCRPD were called to a stabbing in the 2300 Block of Lawnwood Court in East Petersburg at 9:03 a.m. on Feb. 6.   Arriving officers found a 42-year-old had been stabbed and the 36-year-old man who allegedly stabbed her fled on foot before the police came.  The woman was taken by EMS to an area hospital with "non-life-threatening inju…
Pregnant South Central PA Special-Ed Teacher Sentenced For 'Inappropriate' Student Relationship Pregnant South Central PA Special-Ed Teacher Sentenced For 'Inappropriate' Student Relationship
Pregnant South Central PA Special-Ed Teacher Sentenced For 'Inappropriate' Student Relationship A pregnant former Pennsylvania Special Education teacher and soccer coach has been sentenced after admitting to an "inappropriate" relationship with a female student, updated court records showed on Tuesday, Dec. 26.  The now former Susquehannock High School Special Education teacher, Emily Lehneis, now 31 of Hanover, was initially charged with the following: solicitation to production of child pornography, unlawful contact with a minor, obscenity, institutional sexual assault, and corruption of minors, according to the Southern York Regional Police Department. Her charges stemmed…
PA Cheerleader Concussed By Bullies' Brutal Beatdown, Fund Says PA Cheerleader Concussed By Bullies' Brutal Beatdown, Fund Says
PA Cheerleader Concussed By Bullies' Brutal Beatdown, Fund Says Support is on the rise for a Perkiomen Valley High School cheerleader who was allegedly attacked by other students in the lunch room earlier this month. A GoFundMe for sophomore Gianna Messina says she was attacked by two people on Friday, Dec. 1, over problems at the lunch table, after lunch. "They both jumped up behind her and took her to the ground," reads the fund launched by Kylie Boyle. "They continued to beat her with their fists and feet. They pulled her hair and threw her phone at her as a school counselor tried to cover her but they would not stop." Gianna suffered a concussion, …
Peeping Tom Student Secretly Records Franklin & Marshall College Girl's Bathroom, Police Allege Peeping Tom Student Secretly Records Franklin & Marshall College Girl's Bathroom, Police Allege
Peeping Tom Student Secretly Records Franklin & Marshall College Girl's Bathroom, Police Allege Four victims have been identified as police continue to investigate a camera found in a Franklin and Marshall College girl's dormitory bathroom, Lancaster Police announced on Thursday, Nov. 30.  F&M student John Riley has turned himself over to the Lancaster City Bureau of Police only after campus security identified him as the man they saw in the recordings placing the camera in the girl's dormitory bathroom.  The City police had already been contacted by Franklin and Marshall College campus security after discovering "a hidden camera within a dorm bathroom by female stu…
Person Shot After Bizarre Incident Near Franklin & Marshall College: Police Person Shot After Bizarre Incident Near Franklin & Marshall College: Police
Person Shot After Bizarre Incident Near Franklin & Marshall College: Police A shot person at Lancaster General Hospital told the police a strange story about what happened to them. Lancaster City officers were called to the hospital for a "walk-in shooting victim" at 12:27 a.m. on Nov. 30, the department detailed in a release.  They arrived to discover "the victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries," as stated in the release.  When the police interviewed the victim, they told them the following story: "The victim claims they were walking 'somewhere' in the city and were approached by an unknown black male, wearing a black ski mask and Gap sweatshir…
Student Cited For Trying To Fight Adult In Lancaster County, Police Say Student Cited For Trying To Fight Adult In Lancaster County, Police Say
Student Cited For Trying To Fight Adult In Lancaster County, Police Say A 14-year-old boy has been cited after an incident in the Warwick School District, authorities announced on Monday, Nov. 20.  Officers with the Lititz Borough Police Department were called to a disturbance on school district grounds in the 300 block of West Orange Street at 2:53 p.m. on Nov. 17.  The young teen "had gotten physical with an adult male and challenged the adult male to a fight," the police said.  He was cited for harassment and issued a summons to appear in District Court.  Additional information was not released. 
Boy Injured, Students Cited For School Bus Assault: Pennsylvania State Police Boy Injured, Students Cited For School Bus Assault: Pennsylvania State Police
Boy Injured, Students Cited For School Bus Assault: Pennsylvania State Police A boy was reportedly the victim of a "fight that happened on a school bus," Pennsylvania State Police announced in a release on Monday, Nov. 20.  Pennsylvania State Police were called to a report of a fight on a school bus in Mount Holly Springs around 2:50 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1.  Trooper Marc Cutaiar arrived to investigate at South Baltimore Avenue, Mount Holly Springs Borough, Cumberland County.  He found an 11-year-old boy from Mount Holly Springs had suffered bodily injuries as a result of a fight on the school bus, as explained in the release.  He cited ot…
Controversial Facebook Post Prompts Resignation Of PA School Board Member Controversial Facebook Post Prompts Resignation Of PA School Board Member
Controversial Facebook Post Prompts Resignation Of PA School Board Member A school board member in Pennsylvania has resigned following a Facebook post she made about Israel's military on Thursday, Nov. 16. In the now-deleted post, former Colonial School Board member Dr. Jamina "Mina" Clay called the Israel Defense Forces a terrorist organization and then listed the alleged atrocities being done to Palestinians, according to a screenshot shared by NBC10. Approximately 10 hours after her initial post, Clay issued an apology, also posted on her Facebook, reading in part: "Upon reflection and after having conversations with loved ones and friends, I understand that …
ACLU Files Suit Against PA School District Over Mascot Club ACLU Files Suit Against PA School District Over Mascot Club
ACLU Files Suit Against PA School District Over Mascot Club The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Twin Valley School District in Berks County over an alleged violation of a student's First Amendment rights, the organization says.  ACLU said it filed suit on behalf of high school student Sloane Wolfe, who "has been advocating to end her school district’s use of its 'Raider,' mascot based on its stereotypical depiction of North American indigenous people." The civil suit claims TVSD has "refused" to allow Wolfe and others to form an officially recognized student club called "Retire the Raider."  Recognition from administrators, ACLU n…
PA School Board Director, Husband Gave Alcohol To Minors, Police Say PA School Board Director, Husband Gave Alcohol To Minors, Police Say
PA School Board Director, Husband Gave Alcohol To Minors, Police Say A member of the Derry Township Board of School Directors and her husband have been charged with providing alcohol to minors, police announced in a release on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Maria Memmi and Philip D’Adderio, both 53 of Hershey, hosted a party with several people under the age of 21 who were under the influence of alcohol when police arrived on Oct. 28, according to the release. Derry Township police officers were called to Memmi's and D'Adderio's house in the 100 block of Java Avenue around 10:46 p.m. on the last Thursday of October.  They found the minors "in possession of B…
PA School Bus With Children Rear-Ended By Driver Wanted On Warrants: Police PA School Bus With Children Rear-Ended By Driver Wanted On Warrants: Police
PA School Bus With Children Rear-Ended By Driver Wanted On Warrants: Police A school bus taking children to school was rear-ended on Wednesday morning, according to the police.  The bus was stopped at a red light along its route to the West Shore School District while heading north at the intersection of Bridge and Third streets on Nov. 8 at approximately 7:30 a.m., New Cumberland police detailed in a release.  That's when a pick-up truck behind the bus had "failed to maintain a safe" and rear-ended the bus, the police said.  No injuries were reported by anyone in either vehicle and both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene, the police exp…
Central PA School Bus Involved In Crash, Police Say Central PA School Bus Involved In Crash, Police Say
Central PA School Bus Involved In Crash, Police Say A Monday morning crash involving a school bus left students needing EMS evaluations, according to a police release. The North Middleton Township police were called to the motor vehicle crash involving a school bus around 7:35 a.m. on Oct. 23, as detailed in a release by the department.  Officers at the scene found that the school bus was heading to the Carlisle School District with students on board when it was rear-ended.  The bus had been heading south on Spring Road when it stopped before making a right turn onto Fry Loop Avenue — that's when it was rear-ended "by a white…