As part of the drill, school officials place students under internal lockdown Tuesday while police K-9s search common areas.
Students at the Seneca Valley Intermediate High School were placed in an internal lockdown for about an hour during class time Tuesday morning as part of a routine drug search of the school. Jackson Township Police Chief Terry Seilhamer said his department’s K-9 unit, along with K-9s from neighboring stations, searched areas in the school commonly used by students, including hallways with lockers and near classrooms. “Basically, the school is conducting an administrative procedure,” he said. “If a dog does hit on a locker, they deal with it administratively at the school and then hand it over to police.” District spokeswoman Linda Andreassi said Seneca Valley has been conducting the drills at the intermediate and senior high school several…
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- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Two people are dead and seven people are wounded after a shooting inside Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday. One of the two people confirmed dead is the shooter, according to the official UPMC media relations Twitter account. The seven people wounded were taken to UPMC Presbyterian, which is across the street from Western Psych. The seven who were injured are expected "to survive and do well," said Dr. Don Yealy, chief of emergency medicine at UPMC, at a 6 p.m news conference. One of the injured was taken to surgery, four others will require surgery, and two were evaluated and released, according to Yealy. During the news conference, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said the shooter, who opened …