Threat against C-L board forces meeting cancelation

An unspecified threat made the afternoon of Sept. 18 forced the cancelation of the Clarion-Limestone School Board meeting that evening.

No details of the incident were released but the threat allegedly was aimed at school board members and district superintendent Amy Glasl.

The meeting was set to begin at 6:30 in the C-L High School cafeteria, but the board did not arrive at the time.

Shortly thereafter, board secretary Donna Smith told those in attendance the board was taking care of something along with Glasl, which required immediate attention.

At 7:17 p.m. the board members entered the cafeteria and were seated.

School Board President Molly Greenawalt apologized for the unscheduled executive session and made a short statement regarding the situation.

“It came to our attention this afternoon that a threat had been made against the school board and Mrs. Glasl,” Greenawalt said. “Because of the seriousness of the threat and the scope of the legality involved, we have decided as a board that we are going to cancel tonight’s meeting.”

Greenawalt did not relay any further details on the matter.

There were two state police cruisers outside the school buildings and at least two troopers were on site.

State police have not released any statements regarding the incident.

As of now, the board’s next scheduled meeting is 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16.