OLD FORGE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Students were evacuated from Old Forge Elementary, and High School Monday afternoon and there was a heavy police presence as a threat was made against the school.

Officials say the Old Forge, Taylor, and Moosic Police departments were at the scene and sent teams of officers as well as K-9s into the school as part of their investigation.

Old Forge School District Superintendent Dr. Erin Keating said in a statement:

“The threat made against the school was unfounded. At approximately 12:45 p.m. today, A student reported a threat to the school that was written on the lavatory stall door. Immediately – 911 was called and both schools were placed on lockdown. Local police responded and an evacuation of the building was determined to be necessary. Simultaneously, a full search of the building was conducted. At all times we will do what we cant to ensure the safety of our students and staff. It’s all about safety.”

Dr. Erin Keating, Old Forge School District Superintendent

Eyewitness News crews at the scene say multiple roads were blocked off in the area.

Elementary school students were cleared to return to the building around 3:00 p.m. and the high school students were also cleared to return around 3:20 p.m.

This is an active investigation and Eyewitness News will update you with the latest information as it becomes available.