TITUSVILLE — A Titusville area student is facing potential disciplinary action for allegedly making a threat against Titusville High School this week.

The threat wasn't carried out and there was no harm to any of the students in the Titusville Area School District, but one student has been identified by authorities.

"We know who the student was," Superintendent Stephanie Keebler confirmed to the Tribune on Friday.

Keebler confirmed the student faces a disciplinary hearing before the school board. She declined additional comment on what actions may be taken.

Francis Schultz, Crawford County's district attorney, said the alleged threat was made via Snapchat, a social media messaging app that lets users exchange pictures and videos.

Schultz confirmed the alleged threat was made by a male student and that the incident remains under investigation.

No charges had been filed in the case as of Friday, Schultz confirmed.

In a statement issued to parents by Keebler on Thursday following the incident, Titusville Police Department was called in to assist in the investigation immediately once the threat against the high school became known Thursday morning.

A precautionary safety check of the interior and exterior of the high school was done with students at the high school as well as the district's early childhood learning center and its Main Street Elementary and Titusville Middle School placed on a safety hold, the statement said.

The hold keeps students in their classroom, restricting movement of students throughout the building. Classroom instruction continued for all students in those buildings, and all students were safe, the statement said.

Titusville students were dismissed from their respective schools at their usual times on Thursday.

The Titusville incident was the second alleged threat against area schools in the region this week.

On Thursday, Fort LeBoeuf School District in Waterford canceled classes at all its schools Thursday after a social media threat of a shooting at its high school.

There was a Pennsylvania State Police presence in and around the Fort LeBoeuf school buildings when classes resumed Friday, according to a statement from Richard B. Emerick, the district's superintendent. There also were additional officers at each of the Fort LeBoeuf buildings throughout the day Friday, the statement said.

Keith Gushard can be reached at 724-6370 or by email at kgushard@meadvilletribune.com.

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