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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Facebook threat closes area college

  • The Lake Region Center of Lackawanna College was closed on Thursday, Feb. 7 due to an abundance of caution following a verbal threat made by a student, which was later posted on Facebook.
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    — The Lake Region Center of Lackawanna College was closed on Thursday, Feb. 7 due to an abundance of caution following a verbal threat made by a student, which was later posted on Facebook.
    College officials, in consultation with the Pennsylvania State Police in Honesdale, made the decision late Wednesday evening to close the Center. Only the Lake Region Center was affected.
    The College's Scranton, Hazleton, Towanda and New Milford Centers operated under normal schedules. It is anticipated the Lake Region Center will operate on a normal schedule today.
    Although the case continues to be investigated, a female student has been identified as the source of the alleged threat. She has been removed from class pending the outcome of the investigation and Lackawanna College will act in accordance with its published Student Code of Conduct.
    Charges will be filed by the college if the investigation warrants. Lackawanna College has zero tolerance for any threatening behavior and plans to fully cooperate with local authorities in prosecuting this case, as warranted.

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