UPDATE, 12:30 P.M. — The Lower Paxton Twp Police Department says officers have completed their physical investigation of Central Dauphin East Middle School and concluded that the building was safe. Classes and activities have resumed as scheduled. LPPD will continue to investigate the threat and there have been no arrests as of this date.
HARRISBURG — Central Dauphin East Middle School has been placed on administrative lockdown due to a threat received on social media, according to Lower Paxton Township police.
Police are investigating, and the school has been turned over to their direction to conduct a thorough search.
Students will not be permitted to leave the building during this search, police say. Parents should not come to the school to pick up their students. The school will not be permitted to release them.
Everyone is safe in their classrooms, and classes are continuing, police say.