High School Scene of Two September ‘Disturbances’

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Two separate disturbances, and an alleged simple physical assault, were among incidents to which Lower Pottsgrove police responded during September 2022 at Pottsgrove High School, 1345 Kauffman Rd., according to a report from Police Chief Rick Bell delivered to the township Board of Commissioners.

Ten different police department officers made a total of 17 visits to the high school over 11 days during the month. Of those, none of which were explained in detail:

  • Two visits, on Sept. 23 and 24, for “disturbances” related to fights or disputes, as defined by the Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Reporting System;
  • One, on Sept. 23, for an alleged simple physical assault;
  • One, on Sept. 28, for alleged narcotics possession;
  • One, on Sept. 26, for an alleged tobacco law violation;
  • One, on Sept. 28, for a 9-1-1 hang-up call;
  • One, on Sept. 21, for a medical emergency;
  • One, on Sept. 21, to investigate a suspicious person, automobile, or circumstances;
  • One, on Sept. 23, to address traffic problems. Additionally,
  • Five involved foot patrols of the school or grounds, two represented public service calls by officers, and one involved mutual aid.

Three Pottsgrove School District buildings – Pottsgrove High, and Lower Pottsgrove and Ringing Rocks elementaries – are located within the township. The report, dated Oct. 3 (Monday) indicated all of the month’s calls occurred at the high school.

Pennsylvania’s Uniform Crime Reporting System is the method by which the state tracks all statistics used “in law enforcement administration, operation, and management.” Each label bears a distinct and different definition in UCR compilations.

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