A letter from the district said the building was declared safe by investigators and an evacuation has been lifted.
By Matt Skoufalos
Reports of “disturbing graffiti” at Cherry Hill East High School briefly shut the school down this morning while investigators worked to secure the facility, according to a district spokesperson.
Students in the building found writing on a classroom wall and notified the administration, who in turn called authorities, said District Public Information Officer Barbara Wilson.
In a letter to parents, Principal Lawyer Chapman said the school was evacuated while Cherry Hill Police processed the scene, interviewed witnesses, and ultimately cleared the building of danger.
Wilson called the experience “an isolated incident,” and said that students were allowed back in the building by 11:30 a.m. Classes have since resumed.
“There was never an intention to dismiss for the day,” Wilson said.
Wilson wouldn’t elaborate on the nature of the message that officials discovered, saying only that they weren’t certain how to interpret it.
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