September 11, 2014
AMBRIDGE, PENNSYLVANIA: On Thursday, September 11, 2014 at approximately 11:30 a.m., the administration at the Ambridge Area High School received reports that a student had a gun in his car on school property. Upon receipt of this information the high school administration notified the school resource officer as well as the Ambridge Police Department. The high school was immediately placed on lock down.
The student in question was secured and his car was searched. An unloaded 22 revolver was found in his car. Bullets were also found in the car.
“During the lock down the staff and students were fully prepared to handle a critical situation such as today’s events. They did so with great professionalism and cooperated fully with all officials. We resumed all normal district activities following the lift of this lockdown”, states Dr. Zurchin, Superintendent of Ambridge Area School District.
The high school administration and local authorities are conducting a full investigation into this matter. The lock down was lifted at noon. All students and faculty are safe.
Safety is a number one priority in the Ambridge Area School District.