SANATOGA PA – Two arrests of Pottsgrove High School students – both involving juveniles age 18 or younger – occurred sometime during the 15 days of December (2015) that school was in session, according to a Lower Pottsgrove Police Department monthly report.
The arrests included one for harassment, and one for trespassing. Additionally, a high school student was detained for what Police Chief Michael Foltz described as a mental health issue.
Department School Resource Officer (SRO) David Slothower documented the incidents as part of police activity materials distributed Jan. 4 (2016; Monday) by 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.
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.
Commissioners’ meeting scheduled tonight
Township commissioners are next scheduled to meet tonight (Thursday, Jan. 21) 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 meeting agenda was unavailable for downloading from the township website as of today at 6 a.m.
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