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Report: Pottsgrove High Fights Result In Arrests

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Three separate incidents, two of which were labeled as a “student fight” and a third described as an “assault,” required Lower Pottsgrove police intervention over 20 days of Pottsgrove School District operations last month, police Chief Michael Foltz has reported to the township Board of Commissioners. Arrests resulted in two of the cases, the chief said.

Three individuals were arrested in a student fight “disturbance;” a fourth was arrested in a different “student on student” assault; and, although not arrested, two students were involved in a third fight, according to Foltz’s monthly departmental activity report. The events, all of which occurred at Pottsgrove High School and were documented by Ofc. David Slothower, were delivered to commissioners as part of their April 3 meeting.

Slothower is the department’s school resource officer for the district. He also serves in the Lower Pottsgrove and Ringing Rocks elementary school buildings. Students were not identified by name, residence, grade, or age, and no other details were made available.

Also at the high school during the period, Slothower indicated, there was one arrest in a “suspicious circumstance” involving a “bathroom incident,” and a separate drug violation arrest of a student who allegedly possessed a “small amount of marijuana.” Slothower also responded to a “hazardous condition” that resulted from a “chemical reaction in the science wing” of the high school, he wrote.

At each of the elementaries, Slothower participated in informational calls regarding meetings between students and parents, commissioner learned.

Also during the month, Slothower:

  • Worked with high school officials on 11 administrative mediations;
  • Attended a safe schools symposium in Chester County; and
  • Attended Student Need Assistance program meetings.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ April 3 meeting):

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