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Five January Citations Issued At Pottsgrove High

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Five Pottsgrove High School students were issued citations for a variety of offenses that occurred within the building, including an alleged assault by one student toward another, sometime during the 20 days of January (2017) that classes were in session there, according to a monthly report of the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department’s school resource officer (SRO). It was received last week (Feb. 6, 2017) by the township Board of Commissioners.

SRO and Ofc. David Slothower’s report to Police Chief Michael Foltz, later delivered to commissioners, said the offense involving the assault resulted in a disorderly conduct charge. No other description for it was offered. Remaining citations issued were to:

  • Two students charged with disorderly conduct, in an incident involving “obscene language toward staff members;”
  • One student “found with (a) pipe” and charged with a “drug equipment violation;” and
  • One student charged with harassment by communication, apparently after receiving a “mediation warning.”

During the month, Slothower also investigated an informational call regarding “inappropriate computer work” at the high school, and responded to a medical emergency in which a student was involved. Neither incident resulted in a citation, he indicated.

At Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School, for which Slothower is also responsible, he was involved in a student mediation session with parents. There were no reported incidents at Ringing Rocks Elementary School, also within his responsibility.

Additionally during January, Slothower reported he:

  • Spent a day as a guest speaker in high school sociology classes, answering student questions about law enforcement and the law;
  • Worked with high school administrators in nine separate administrative mediations;
  • Attended Montgomery County-sponsored training on responding to bomb threats and dealing with suspicious packages or devices; and
  • Created new drop-off boxes for the high school Student Assistance Program, and also helped produce a video about the use of and reasons for the boxes.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Feb. 6 meeting):

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