KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Several school districts across northeastern Pennsylvania dismissed early Monday following a slew of threats that authorities later deemed not credible. 

On Tuesday, parents in the Wyoming Valley West School District are voicing their concerns about how they feel the district handled the situation. 

“Working in partnership with all of our district law enforcement agencies and departments, the threat was deemed non-credible, and a joint decision was made to continue the normal daily operations of the school district,” said Wyoming Valley West Superintendent David Tosh.

Families in the Wyoming Valley West School District got that message Monday around 4:00 p.m. when school was over.

Tosh said the district became aware of an email threat around 12:00 p.m. identical to what other local school districts received.

“While the daily operation of the district continued, additional security procedures were implemented as safety precautions,” Tosh explained.

Tosh tells 28/22 News the district consulted with law enforcement about the decision to stay open. He says evacuating the entire district was not warranted based on the available information of what he says was considered to be a potential swatting event.

“I understand completely, it’s an upsetting and stressful situation to everyone but the safety of the children is paramount and if we thought it was a credible threat we would’ve evacuated,” Tosh added.

Nicole Scoble is the parent of a kindergarten student in the district. She is disappointed that parents were not notified sooner or given the option to pick their kids up from school.

“It’s kind of a slap in the face to have your kid put in that situation whether it was credible or not, I should be able to make that decision,” said Scoble.

Megan Smith is the parent of a fourth-grade student in the district. She kept her son Kyle home from school Tuesday because of how upset she was about the situation.

“It’s a huge safety concern at this point is what it is. Not even just myself but multiple parents that I’ve spoken with are already considering pulling their children from school and doing home school, so, you know it’s a big issue, and I hope that something is done about it,” Smith said.

A school district in Lackawanna County dismissed early due to threats.

As 28/22 News reported Monday, authorities are investigating who is responsible for these threats being made to schools in our area.