Sleepwalking student causes Pennsylvania school to cancel classes

Officials cancelled classes at the Wendover High School after a student, who said he was sleepwalking, was discovered in.

Pennsylvania high school cancelled classes Wednesday after a sleepwalking student prompted a security scare.

Pennsylvania State Police told KDKA-TV agents received a report of a burglary around 2:30 pm at the Wendover Middle School in Greensburg, located east of Pittsburgh.

“It turns out that he went through a screen in the window and got himself in the school. He was in the school for about 15 minutes,” Pennsylvania State Trooper Stephan told KDKA. “He believes that he was sleepwalking and went to the school.”

The police said the student lived about four miles from the school.

The Hempfield Area School District said in a statement on the website of the canceled classes Wednesday as a precautionary measure, and police swept the building for any problems. There were “no signs of vandalism or theft as a result of the incident.


The district said the sleepwalking student incident is not connected to another student’s arrest earlier this week for allegedly threatening to shoot a female student.

“A few days earlier, we had a male student verbally threatening a female student, said that he was going to shoot her,” Limani told KDKA.

The student accused of making the threat was arrested and is being held in the Westmoreland County Juvenile Detention Center, authorities said.

“In the light of recent events, an added police presence will be in Wendover High School tomorrow and coaches will be available to talk with students about school violence and safety, if necessary, the school district posted on its website. “In addition, the PA State Police have indicated that they aspire to an added presence at all district schools.”

The classes are scheduled to resume at the high school Thursday.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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