Manheim Township high school

Students enter Manheim Township High School in this LNP file photo. New confusion has arisen over the collection of school taxes.

School activities will continue unaltered despite administrators becoming aware of a "vague" threat graffitied on a bathroom stall at Manheim Township High School, according to Superintendent Robin Felty.

Felty released a letter to parents Thursday evening, informing them of the district's joint investigation with Manheim Township police. 

"Our belief, and the belief of the (MTPD), is that our campus was and continue to be a safe place for our students and staff," Felty said. "We will continue to have police presence throughout the school as long as it is needed and necessary."

School schedules and routines will remain in place to provide stability for students and staff, according to the letter.

"Safety and security is of the utmost importance and we take all threats seriously," Felty said. 

The district released the police department's crime tip line, 717-569-2816, for the school community to reference if necessary.

“Since it is an open investigation, I can only confirm we are investigating graffiti and cannot comment further,” Chief Tom Rudzinski of Manheim Township police told LNP Thursday. “The MTSD and the MTPD work closely together to ensure the safety of the students, which is of utmost importance to us.”

Similar threats have been graffitied in bathrooms of other schools in and around Lancaster County within the past several weeks.

Nearly half of the students at Hempfield High School did not go to school Wednesday, the day targeted in a graffiti threat found in a bathroom.

Police charged a cyber school student with terroristic threats Tuesday after they said he made a threat toward Garden Spot High School on social media.

A Penn Manor High School student was charged with two counts each of terroristic threats and disorderly conduct after threatening graffiti was found in a high school bathroom last Friday and then again Monday, police said.