Manheim Central Graduation to take place Friday evening

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MANHEIM, Pa.- After threats of a “Columbine style shooting” late Thursday afternoon,  Manheim Central School District officials were forced to  cancel Thursday nights high school graduation ceremony.

The district canceled its graduation ceremony posting the following statement on its website:

“Late this afternoon, we and the Manheim Borough Police Department received reports of a threat made by a student, who has since been arrested, that he and possibly others were making terroristic threats, referencing the 1999 Columbine High School Shootings. It is for this reason that we have postponed graduation. We will keep you posted as the Manheim Borough Police Department continues to investigate this very serious threat.”

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, the MCSD graduation ceremony is canceled for this evening, June 9, 2016 and will be postponed. We will release more information when available.”

Overnight, a new announcement was posted to the district’s website:

“The Manheim Central School District will be open on Friday, June 10, 2016 as scheduled. Graduation will be held in the evening on Friday, June 10th. More detailed information about graduation (i.e. location and time) will be provided tomorrow morning.”

The name of the student arrested has not been released.