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Police Report Cites 9 Pottsgrove High Arrests

SANATOGA PA – A total of nine arrests of Pottsgrove High School students – all juveniles age 18 or younger – occurred sometime during October (2015), according to a Lower Pottsgrove Police Department monthly report.

The list of incidents included:

  • One involving a sex offense, indecent exposure;
  • Two for disorderly conduct;
  • Two for harassment by communication;
  • Two for harassment;
  • One for a drug violation; and
  • One for aggravated assault.

Department School Resource Officer (SRO) David Slothower documented the incidents as part of police activity materials distributed Nov. 5 (2015; Thursday) by Police Chief Michael Foltz to the township Board of Commissioners. Those arrested were not identified in any way, and it was not clear if more than one arrest applied to a single individual.

There was one additional incident at the Kauffman Road school, the report stated, involving a juvenile in a disturbance. It did not result in an arrest.

No incidents were reported for the month at either Lower Pottsgrove or Ringing Rocks elementary schools.

The Pottsgrove School District contracts with the department to provide SRO support at its three schools located within Lower Pottsgrove. The SRO, according to the township, is intended promote a security relationship between the police force and the district, helps the department deal with and advise on school safety issues, helps administer the high school’s student peer mediation program, and also deals with emergency issues as they arise.

Township commissioners are next scheduled to meet Thursday (Nov. 19) at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2199 Buchert Rd. The meeting is open to the public and free to attend. A copy of the board agenda is available for download from the township website, here.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Nov. 5 meeting):

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