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No threats made in student arrest at BCHS

Filed in Archive, BCHS by on May 11, 2018
 The following message was sent to all district families on May 11, 2018.
On Friday, May 11, 2018, the Bethlehem Police Department arrested a Bethlehem Central High School student and charged the student with one misdemeanor count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree. The arrest was made after a staff member reported to building administrators hearing a student offering to show another student an electronic stun-gun in the parking lot of the school. The school immediately contacted the Bethlehem Police Department. The arrest occurred at 11:40 a.m.
There were no reported threats made to students or staff. There is no indication the stun-gun was brought into the school building.
Superintendent Jody Monroe said the school district is cooperating with the police department in its investigation. The school district is also conducting its own investigation according to the district’s Code of Conduct. 
“We can’t stress enough that when you see something, say something,” said Superintendent Monroe. “While there is no indication of any alleged threat to students in this matter, it was the quick thinking of alert staff that helped ensure our school grounds are safe.”