LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) – A Lancaster woman was charged in connection with a Lancaster County school closure on Friday, Feb. 24, after a threat was made over the phone from inside the school.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, at 2:19 p.m. on Feb. 24 troopers were notified of the threat made over the phone against Martic Elementary School.
The Penn Manor School District says they received the anonymous calls and the building was immediately placed into lockdown.
After investigating, state police allege 20-year-old Naomi Wenger of Lancaster, who is employed by the school district as a substitute teacher’s aide, called in the threats. State Police say their investigation determined Wenger was inside the school at the time of the phone threat.
Troopers and local police responded and all students and staff were safely evacuated during normal bus times in small groups. All after-school activities were canceled.
“We want to commend members of law enforcement for ensuring a safe school environment and our school staff for their care in safely dismissing Martic students,” said Superintendent Dr. Phil Gale. “We also want to thank our parents for their patience and cooperation throughout this incident.”
The district says anyone with questions can call Dr. Gale at 717-872-9500.
Wenger was charged with terroristic threats, criminal use of a communication facility, and obstructing the administration of law or other government functions on March 2, 2023.