This morning at approximately 8:45 am Liberty High School in Bethlehem, PA was on lockdown. The Bethlehem Police Department had received an anonymous tip about a man with a firearm in the area around Liberty High School.
After receiving the tip, Bethlehem Police Department had students and staff at Liberty High School remain in place while police officers checked the area and interior of the school. What the tipster observed was a student carrying a nonfunctioning drill “rifle” used for theatrical functions. The students and staff of Liberty High School were then permitted to resume their normal day. According to the police, there is no, nor was there ever, a threat to the school or the community.