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…
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…
Power Outage Closes Elementary School In Allentown Power Outage Closes Elementary School In Allentown
Power Outage Closes Elementary School In Allentown Allentown's Ramos Elementary School is closed on Tuesday, May 28 due to a power outage, district officials say.  Jackson Early Childhood Center is also closed for the day, administrators said. No other Allentown schools are affected by the outage.  According to the PPL outage map, the issue was caused by a tripped breaker or blown fuse. Crews have been dispatched to make repairs and PPL said they hope to restore power by 3:30 p.m. 
PA Man Collects Child Porn Working As School Bus Driver: Affidavit PA Man Collects Child Porn Working As School Bus Driver: Affidavit
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…
Complications From Sickle Cell Caused Central PA Teen's  Death: Coroner Complications From Sickle Cell Caused Central PA Teen's  Death: Coroner
Complications From Sickle Cell Caused Central PA Teen's Death: Coroner The Dauphin County Coroner has released the autopsy results following the sudden and controversial death of 16-year-old Justin Johnson. Justin Johnson died from "complications of sickle cell disease [...] after falling unconscious at his home along Bianca Way in Lower Paxton Twp. Friday night," as stated in a release from Dauphin County Coroner's Office shared by the County Press Secretary Diane McNaughton.  In addition to Justin's known condition of sickle cell, the coroner "also identified cardiomyopathy as another significant condition." His "manner of death has been ruled natural," as …
Timeline Of Events Before Central PA Teen's Sudden Death Released By Police Timeline Of Events Before Central PA Teen's Sudden Death Released By Police
Timeline Of Events Before Central PA Teen's Sudden Death Released By Police Following 16-year-old Justin Johnson's sudden death, an investigation was launched, and three days later the Lower Paxton Township police released their version of the timeline of events leading up to his passing.  Central Dauphin High School 10th grade student Justin Johnson died at Hershey Medical Center on April 26, as Daily Voice previously reported.  Although the school noted social media posts claiming "racial insensitivity" could be a factor as of 5 p.m. on Monday, April 29, the police don't believe that is the case. **UPDATE: The County Coroner has ruled Justin Johnson's death as "…
'Racial Insensitivity' Possibly Linked To PA Teen's Sudden Death, School Officials Say 'Racial Insensitivity' Possibly Linked To PA Teen's Sudden Death, School Officials Say
'Racial Insensitivity' Possibly Linked To PA Teen's Sudden Death, School Officials Say A 10th-grade student is dead and Central Dauphin School District officials have noted that his race might have been a factor.  The district has identified Justin Johnson as the 16-year-old boy found suffering from cardiac arrest at his home in the 3000 block of Bianca Way in Lower Paxton Township at approximately 9:55 p.m. on April 26, 2024, as detailed by the police.  Justin was taken "to the Hershey Medical Center where he later died," the Lower Paxton Township Bureau of Police stated in the release.  **UPDATE: The County Coroner has ruled Justin Johnson's death as "natural"; click here …
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…
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…
Pair Arrested for Violent Threats Toward Chester County Middle School, Police Say Pair Arrested for Violent Threats Toward Chester County Middle School, Police Say
Pair Arrested for Violent Threats Toward Chester County Middle School, Police Say Two 14-year-old boys were taken into custody after police said they lodged threats against Avong Grove Middle School.  Troopers were called to the school, 257 State Road in London Grove Township, on Tuesday, April 16.  The suspects were identified and arrested early Wednesday, April 17, according to authorities.  State police said they will "continue to support the Avon Grove School District." 
Coatesville School Dismisses Early For 'Unscheduled Water Shutoff' Coatesville School Dismisses Early For 'Unscheduled Water Shutoff'
Coatesville School Dismisses Early For 'Unscheduled Water Shutoff' Students at Scott Middle School in Coatesville were sent home early on Thursday, March 21 following an "unscheduled water shut off by American Water Company," district administrators said.  "We apologize for the inconvenience and short notice; however, we have to prioritize the health and safety of our students and staff," Coatesville Area School District said on Facebook.  "The school cannot adequately operate without water." Students were dismissed from campus at 10:30 a.m. and will spend the rest of the day on a remote learning schedule, administrators said.  The amended…
'Credible' Threat Prompts Restrictions At LCTI, Suspect In Custody: Admins 'Credible' Threat Prompts Restrictions At LCTI, Suspect In Custody: Admins
'Credible' Threat Prompts Restrictions At Lcti, Suspect In Custody: Admins An "external threat" received by Lehigh Career and Technical Institute administrators led to restrictions on campus on Tuesday, March 12, according to school officials.  LCTI did not describe the threat but said state police found it "credible." Movement was restricted on campus until all high school students were dismissed at 3:17 p.m., administrators said in a message on their website.  Evening adult education classes will continue as scheduled.  Upper Macungie police have arrested a suspect in connection with the incident, LCTI said.
Octorara School Board Fills Vacancy Caused By Deadly Plane Crash Octorara School Board Fills Vacancy Caused By Deadly Plane Crash
Octorara School Board Fills Vacancy Caused By Deadly Plane Crash The Octorara Area School Board appointed a new member at its meeting last Wednesday, Feb. 28.  Dan Jurich will fill the seat left vacant by the death of former board president Sam Ganow, members unanimously decided.  OctoraraAreaSD Jurich's term is set to expire in 2025 and he has not yet been given a committee assignment, according to the board website.  Ganow was killed when the twin-engine Grumman American GA-7 he was flying in crashed near Coatesville on the afternoon of Feb. 1. He was the only person onboard and the crash remains under investigation by the Natio…
Monroe County Student, 12, Arrested For Violent Threats: Troopers Monroe County Student, 12, Arrested For Violent Threats: Troopers
Monroe County Student, 12, Arrested For Violent Threats: Troopers A Pleasant Valley Middle School student was arrested after state police say he threatened to carry out a school shooting.  Troopers said they were notified about "verbal threats (...) directed toward multiple administrators" on Friday morning, Feb. 23.  Investigators conducted interviews and seized electronic devices before arresting a 12-year-old boy on Monday, Feb. 26, state police said. He's charged with causing or risking catastrophe, threatening to use weapons of mass destruction, terroristic threats, and reckless endangerment, according to the release.  The boy was tak…
Kindergartener Injures Three Students With Pencil In Chester: School Kindergartener Injures Three Students With Pencil In Chester: School
Kindergartener Injures Three Students With Pencil In Chester: 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…
Car Crash Causes Power Outage Closing Bangor Schools, Admins Say Car Crash Causes Power Outage Closing Bangor Schools, Admins Say
Car Crash Causes Power Outage Closing Bangor Schools, Admins Say Bangor Area School District is closed on Friday, Jan. 5, according to administrators.  Superintendent Williams Haws said in a post on X that the outage was caused by a car crash on Five Points Richmond Road.  Good Morning. Due to a traffic accident on Five Points Richmond Rd. The Bangor Area School District and offices will be closed today. — William Haws (@WHawsBASD) January 5, 2024 All schools and offices are closed with no "flexible instruction" planned online, said a message on the district's website.  This is a developing story. Check back later for updates. …
Pregnant Glen Rock Special-Ed Teacher Sentenced For 'Inappropriate' Relationship With Student Pregnant Glen Rock Special-Ed Teacher Sentenced For 'Inappropriate' Relationship With Student
Pregnant Glen Rock Special-Ed Teacher Sentenced For 'Inappropriate' Relationship With Student 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, …
Satanic Temple To Receive $200K From Pennsylvania School District: ACLU Satanic Temple To Receive $200K From Pennsylvania School District: ACLU
Satanic Temple To Receive $200K From Pennsylvania School District: ACLU (Note: This story has been updated to include a statement from the school district.) The Saucon Valley School District has agreed to pay $200,000 in attorney's fees to The Satanic Temple, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.  The Salem, Massachusetts-based Temple had filed suit against SVSD early this year after administrators blocked the group from sponsoring an "After School Satan Club" at Saucon Valley Middle School.  Under the settlement inked this week, the district will give the club "the same access to school facilities that other comparable organizations receive," said…
Controversial Facebook Post Prompts Resignation Of MontCo School Board Member Controversial Facebook Post Prompts Resignation Of MontCo School Board Member
Controversial Facebook Post Prompts Resignation Of MontCo 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…
BB Gun PA Student Took To Elementary School 'Not Intended To Harm,' Police Say BB Gun PA Student Took To Elementary School 'Not Intended To Harm,' Police Say
BB Gun PA Student Took To Elementary School 'Not Intended To Harm,' Police Say Yeadon police stopped by WB Evans Elementary School on Monday after a student showed up to class with a BB gun, the department said.  "The student in question was cooperative with police and school security," said borough police.  "At no time were any of the students or staff in danger, the student did not intend to harm anyone." Police and school administrators are handling the incident, authorities said.  Daily Voice has reached out to William Penn School District for comment. 
Judge Orders South Jersey School Janitor Detained In Food Contamination Case Judge Orders South Jersey School Janitor Detained In Food Contamination Case
Judge Orders South Jersey School Janitor Detained In Food Contamination Case A South Jersey judge has ordered that an elementary school janitor accused of contaminating food with his own bodily fluids at his place of employment be detained in the Cumberland County Jail. Judge Cristen P. D’Arrigo said that Giovanni Impellizzeri, 25, of Vineland, remains a substantial risk to the public during a hearing on Thursday, Nov. 9. Impellizzeri, was charged with aggravated assault, tampering with food and official misconduct for the heinous incidents at the Elizabeth Moore School in the Upper Deerfield School District, where he has worked since 2019, as previously report…
South Jersey School Janitor's Lab Results Show No Communicable Diseases: Prosecutor South Jersey School Janitor's Lab Results Show No Communicable Diseases: Prosecutor
South Jersey School Janitor's Lab Results Show No Communicable Diseases: Prosecutor Returned lab results show an elementary school janitor accused of contaminating food and utensils with his own bodily fluids at his place of employment show no communicable diseases, authorities in South Jersey said. Giovanni Impellizzeri, 25, of Vineland, was previously charged with aggravated assault, tampering with food and official misconduct for the heinous incidents at the Elizabeth Moore School in the Upper Deerfield School District, where he has worked since 2019, as previously reported by Daily Voice. "Based upon all available test results and clinical criteria, we have d…
South Jersey School Janitor Contaminated Food, Utensils With Bleach, Bodily Fluids: Prosecutor South Jersey School Janitor Contaminated Food, Utensils With Bleach, Bodily Fluids: Prosecutor
South Jersey School Janitor Contaminated Food, Utensils With Bleach, Bodily Fluids: Prosecutor An elementary school janitor in South Jersey faces multiple charges, including child endangerment, for allegedly contaminating food and utensils with bleach and bodily fluids. UPDATE: Police Papers Detail Heinous Accusations Against NJ School Janitor, Parents Livid Giovanni Impellizzeri, 25, of Vineland, also is charged with aggravated assault, tampering with food and official misconduct. Impellizzeri was employed by the Elizabeth Moore School in the Upper Deerfield School District. According to the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office, New Jersey State Police were contacted by scho…
Allentown High Schooler Accused Of Making Hoax 'Active Shooter' Threat Allentown High Schooler Accused Of Making Hoax 'Active Shooter' Threat
Allentown High Schooler Accused Of Making Hoax 'Active Shooter' Threat A 14-year-old William Allen High School student made the phony 911 call about an active shooter that brought authorities to campus last week, according to Allentown police.  The unnamed teen is charged with terroristic threats, disorderly conduct, and communication with 911 systems for a non-emergency, the department said in a release.  His case will be adjudicated in Lehigh County Juvenile Court, they added.  APD officers rushed to the high school last Thursday morning, Oct. 26 when they received a report that an active shooter was roaming campus, Daily Voice reported. …
Phony 'Active Shooter' Report Brings Presence Police To Allentown School Phony 'Active Shooter' Report Brings Presence Police To Allentown School
Phony 'Active Shooter' Report Brings Presence Police To Allentown School Allentown police were dispatched to William Allen High School Thursday morning for an active shooter report that turned out to be a hoax, according to the department.  Authorities said they received the phony call around 10:20 a.m., Oct. 26.  Officers and Lehigh County sheriff's deputies "conducted a systematic clearing" of the building and found "no threat to the public," APD said.  Police are investigating the source of the call and anyone with information is asked to submit a tip at 610-437-7721.  The incident comes just a month after a 15-year-old WAHS student was …
PA Student Hurt In Serious Fall Hiking On Class Trip PA Student Hurt In Serious Fall Hiking On Class Trip
PA Student Hurt In Serious Fall Hiking On Class Trip A Montoursville high schooler was hurt after falling during a field trip to the Jacoby Falls Trail in Gamble Township on Wednesday morning, Oct. 4, school officials said.  The student was evacuated by first responders, though Montoursville Area High School officials declined to comment on his condition, "out of respect to the family." "Please keep this student and his family in your prayers," MAHS administrators wrote.  Jacoby Falls is in Loyalsock State Forest and is a 1.6-mile hike from the trailhead on Wallis Run Road.  This is a developing story. Check back for more.&nb…
'American Cultures' Teacher, PA Dad Admits To Uploading Child Porn To Kik 'American Cultures' Teacher, PA Dad Admits To Uploading Child Porn To Kik
'American Cultures' Teacher, PA Dad Admits To Uploading Child Porn To Kik The former eighth-grade "American Cultures" teacher at Hershey Middle School, Arthur "Art" Neal Titzel has pleaded guilty and been sentenced after being caught uploading videos of child pornography to the social media app Kik, according to court documents obtained by Daily Voice.  The 53-year-old from Camp Hill is "a teacher of American history interested in the many stories that tell us who we are and where we came from," according to one of his many social media accounts. Apparently, social media is what got him in trouble as the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office charged hi…
Reading Student Hit By Car Near High School, Police Say Reading Student Hit By Car Near High School, Police Say
Reading Student Hit By Car Near High School, Police Say A 14-year-old student was hit by a car while walking to Reading High School on Thursday morning, Sept. 28, police told Daily Voice.  The student, a girl, was crossing the street at the same time a car was turning, RPD said.  Her injuries were non-life-threatening and she was treated at a nearby hospital, police added.  The driver stayed on-scene and is cooperating with investigators. 
PA Woman Embezzled $51K From School PTO: Troopers PA Woman Embezzled $51K From School PTO: Troopers
PA Woman Embezzled $51K From School PTO: Troopers A parent-teacher organization officer in Berks County is accused of embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the group and using the money to pay bills, state police say.  Alison Haines of Shoemakersville is charged with felony theft and access device fraud and surrendered to authorities on Tuesday, Sept. 26, according to troopers.  Investigators said she made $51,492 in unauthorized transactions using a business debit card issued to her by the Perry Elementary School PTO.  She spent the money at Aldi's, Walmart, and Amazon.com, and also made "a significant amount" of AT…