September 13, 2017

Reports of gunshots near school unfounded

STROUDSBURG - On September 12th, 2017 at 1150 a.m., The Stroud Area Regional Police department responded to a report of shots fired near Stroudsburg High School. Officers responded to and checked the area, and also interviewed numerous persons and found no credible information or evidence of firearms being discharged in the area of the school, contrary to media reports and social media rumors.

As a precaution, the school was placed into a modified lockdown for a short time.

Police are reminding that many times the way a call is dispatched and heard on the scanner or what you see on social media, is not what actually occurred.

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