State police precaution at Pittston
Last Modified: February 17. 2013 3:57AM
PITTSTON AREA: Students arrived Wednesday morning to the sight of police officers and state troopers at every door, a precaution taken after "rumors and innuendo" on the Internet hinting at weapons being brought to school, Superintendent Michael Garzella said. Officers checked each school bus after students entered the school, and several officers remained throughout the day. State police Capt. James Degnan said there were no problems.
HAZLETON AREA: West Hazleton Elementary/Middle School is kicking off its "kNOw Bullying" event Monday at 10 a.m. with 1,000 students and teachers gathered on the school baseball field school to spell out "kNOw Bullying."
PITTSTON AREA: "A Day 4 Dads," presented by the Pittston Area School District, is an opportunity for fathers to familiarize themselves with issues threatening their children. The presentation, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 1 at the high school, will explore the theme "How We Can Protect our Kids from Today's Toxic Culture." Topics include Internet safety, gangs and violence, drugs and alcohol prevention, bullying and school violence, and suicide prevention. Police and social workers will speak.