Report: Shooting Threat Prompted Montco School District to Close

State police have been investigating the threat, which was reportedly made on social media. The latest reports claim it's not credible.

Upper Perkiomen High School via Google Maps.

Upper Perkiomen High School via Google Maps.

A shooting threat and state police investigation prompted the Upper Perkiomen School District to close this morning.

School officials discovered a threat that someone would “shoot up” Upper Perkiomen High School late last night, according to 6ABC. The district announced the closure around 6 a.m. this morning, claiming the police investigation “raises enough concern for us to take action.”

According to Tim Jimenez of KYW, the threat came from a social media post. State police have now deemed the threat not credible, according to the latest reports.

According to the Inquirer, the social media post included a link to an anti-gun violence video posted by, a nonprofit founded by families of victims of the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which left 20 children dead.

In a statement, the district said the threat was “directed solely towards the school district and not the community or any other schools in the area.”

There are roughly 3,380 students in the school district, which includes Upper Perkiomen High School, Upper Perkiomen Middle School, Hereford Elementary and Marlborough Elementary.

This is a developing story.

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