MANDATA — Line Mountain School District will re-open Tuesday, weather permitting.
Superintendent David Campbell posted an update on the district's website Monday afternoon with the news, addressing the "swatting" incident that occurred Friday. He wrote:
"After today’s ongoing discussions and updates between School administration and the Pennsylvania State Police — the State Police investigation is now wrapping up and it is with 100 percent certainty the call first received by the State Police and subsequently received at the High School just after 2 p.m. Friday was a computer generated call.
"It is important that everyone understands Sunday night’s decision to close today was a decision which followed a protocol of utmost precaution. The investigation was at a point last night where both parties were reasonably sure the swatting incident was a computer generated “robo” call hoax. However, both parties felt with where the investigation was at the time; there was no guarantee an additional swatting call would not occur on Monday.
"Discussion focused on the fact that — whether or not we were reasonably sure an additional call was a hoax or not; similar protocol to Friday afternoon would have to be followed. Therefore, it was determined that in the best interest and safety of our students, staff and the courageous first responders and law enforcement officers to not open today whereas, avoiding any attempt by the guilty to once again create a crisis situation.
"The District would like to thank the community for the outpouring of support and prayers throughout this unfortunate situation."