Several concerned parents contacted Patch on Monday, Jan. 28, after receiving a call from Whitehall Elementary School alerting them to a letter sent to the school that was now under investigation.
Parents were not specific about any details conveyed in the call and calls to Maryanne Hoskins, principal of Whitehall Elementary, were referred to the Norristown Area School District. The school district has not returned calls for comment at this time.
West Norriton Police Chief Dale Mabry confirmed that his department is investigating the letter, which was reportedly sent to the school from a correctional institution.
"The writer of the letter is incarcerated," said Chief Mabry. "So he doesn't pose an immediate threat to the school."
Because the matter is currently under investigation, Chief Mabry could not share the contents of the letter, but confirmed it contained threats against the school in general.
"Our juvenile detective has it right now and he will handle that invesigation," said Chief Mabry.
Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.