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 Schools District, Admins Say Car Crash Causes Power Outage Closing Schools District, Admins Say
Bangor Area School District Closes After Car Crash 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 Northampton County School District: ACLU Satanic Temple To Receive $200K From Northampton County School District: ACLU
Satanic Temple To Receive $200K From Northampton County 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 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…
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…
Teen Found With Loaded Gun At PA High School: Police Teen Found With Loaded Gun At PA High School: Police
Teen Found With Loaded Gun At PA High School: Police A high school student in Allentown was found to have a loaded handgun in his possession on Monday morning, Sept. 25, according to city police.  The 15-year-old and others were caught smoking in a William Allen High School bathroom when the school resource officer searched their belongings and came across the weapon, APD said.  The youth was charged with carrying a firearm without a license, a felony, and related misdemeanor counts, the department said.  He is also charged with marijuana possession.  "We communicated information with staff and families regarding a safet…
Penn State York Soccer Coach Has 3 Strokes After Roller Coaster Ride Penn State York Soccer Coach Has 3 Strokes After Roller Coaster Ride
Penn State York Soccer Coach Has 3 Strokes After Roller Coaster Ride The assistant coach of Penn State University York Men's soccer team had a stroke after riding "a local rollercoaster" his family says.  Scotty Patrick suffered a tear in a layer of a major artery in his neck "allowing blood to leak and clot" after the ride on the coaster with "twists and turns erratically pulling powerful Gs," his mom Nancy Patrick wrote in GoFundMe. "He knew he was sick after he rode the coaster but did not know that he’d torn the major artery at the back of his neck that supplies blood to his brain."  Since then the dad of two had bad headaches, and suffered two minor st…
Uber Giving Temple Students $200K In Free Rides Uber Giving Temple Students $200K In Free Rides
Uber Giving Temple Students $200K In Free Rides Temple University students can get free rides from Uber this year. The ride-share company is providing $200,000 in free rides to students looking to leave unsafe situations, according to the school's student-run newspaper, Temple News. Each student can get four free rides costing $20 through the end of the year, thanks to a partnership with Student Activists Against Sexual Assault, a student organization that aims to combat sexual violence, the newspaper says. To get the free ride, students must log into their Uber account using their Temple email and enter the code TempleRideHome. Click …
These Pennsylvania Schools Named 2023 Blue Ribbon Winners These Pennsylvania Schools Named 2023 Blue Ribbon Winners
These Pennsylvania Schools Named 2023 Blue Ribbon Winners Thirteen Pennsylvania schools were named 2023 Blue Ribbon winners. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, a part of the United States Department of Education, announces hundreds of recipients of the award each year. The award was created to recognize schools that are considered outstanding, and the winners are honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, DC, where schools receive plaques and flags. The ten Pennsylvania schools that received the award this year are listed below, along with links to the Blue Ribbon overview of each: Boyce Middle School, Pittsburgh Central Bucks Hig…
Temple University President Collapses, Dies Following Memorial Event Temple University President Collapses, Dies Following Memorial Event
Temple University President Collapses, Dies Following Memorial Event Temple University Acting President JoAnne A. Epps died suddenly on Tuesday afternoon, the university has announced. Epps was attending a memorial service at Temple when she "became ill," the university said in a statement. She was rushed to Temple University Hospital and pronounced dead at 3:15 p.m., they said. "There are no words that can describe the gravity and sadness of this loss," the statement reads. "President Epps was a devoted servant and friend who represented the best parts of Temple. She spent nearly 40 years of her life serving this university, and it goes without saying…
70+ Philadelphia Schools Will Have Early Dismissals As Temps Expected To Soar Near 100 Degrees 70+ Philadelphia Schools Will Have Early Dismissals As Temps Expected To Soar Near 100 Degrees
70+ Philadelphia Schools Will Have Early Dismissals As Temps Expected To Soar Near 100 Degrees The school year hasn't even begun yet in Philadelphia, but some schools are already prepping schedule changes due to extreme heat. The Philadelphia Public School District has set early dismissals for its more than 70 schools without air conditioning, as heat index values are expected to soar up to 100 degrees. The plan to let schools without A/C three hours early takes effect Tuesday, Sept. 5 and Wednesday, Sept. 6. The plan could carry into Thursday and Friday, depending on heat conditions throughout the week, district officials said. "The District’s Extreme Heat Emergency Response Proced…
2 Woodland Hills HS Seniors Found Dead, Shots Heard By Housing Authority, Police Say 2 Woodland Hills HS Seniors Found Dead, Shots Heard By Housing Authority, Police Say
2 Woodland Hills HS Seniors Found Dead, Shots Heard By Housing Authority, Police Say Two high school seniors were found dead in a street in Pennsylvania, authorities announced on Monday.  The two slain 17-year-old Woodland Hills High School students have been identified as Rimel Lamour Williamson and Nazir Parker, by the county medical examiner.  A homicide investigation has been launched after an Allegheny County Housing Authority Officer found the student's bodies on Center Street in Braddock around 11 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, according to county police.  The Allegheny County Police Department's Homicide Unit was called to the area shortly after the housing authority of…
Best Colleges In PA: Website Releases 2024 Rankings Best Colleges In PA: Website Releases 2024 Rankings
Best Colleges In PA: Website Releases 2024 Rankings The grades have been posted. Just in time for the 2023-24 school year, Niche.com has released its list of best colleges in Pennsylvania. In fact, several universities in the Commonwealth also made the popular ranking site's list of best colleges in America — with UPenn coming in at No. 7 (click here to read up on how the list was compiled). The top 10 universities in Pennsylvania according to Niche are: No. 1. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia No. 2. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh No. 3. Swarthmore College No. 4. Villanova University No. 5. Haverford College No. 6. Le…
College Student MedEvac'd After Struck By Car In Central PA: Police College Student MedEvac'd After Struck By Car In Central PA: Police
College Student MedEvac'd After Struck By Car In Central PA: Police An 18-year-old girl has been hospitalized after being struck in a crosswalk in Gettysburg, police announced on Friday.  The Gettysburg College Student was crossing Washington Street at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue around 11 a.m. on Aug. 25.  A 78-year-old Gettysburg resident driving a 2008 Toyota van was traveling west on Lincoln Ave and attempted to turn south onto North Washington St. "The van struck the pedestrian who was reported to be in the crosswalk," the police said.  Another driver was stopped at the intersection and later told police that they waived the girl…
These High Schools Ranked Top 10 In The Philadelphia Area: Report These High Schools Ranked Top 10 In The Philadelphia Area: Report
These High Schools Ranked Top 10 In The Philadelphia Area: Report The grades are in and these Philadelphia area high schools are a cut above the rest, according to the community and school ranking site Niche. After considering a number of key areas, the following schools were ranked in the website’s 2023 “Best Public High Schools in the Philadelphia area” report: No. 1 - Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School, Philadelphia No. 2 - Conestoga Senior High School, Tredyffrin-Easttown No. 3 - Radnor Senior High School No. 4 - The Charter School of Wilmington, DE No. 5 - Downington STEM Academy No. 6 - Lower Merion High Scho…