An important message from LCTI’s administrative team

Dear LCTI Families, 

Thankfully, Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students and staff enjoyed a productive, but uneventful school day on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Enhanced security measures, including metal detectors and the presence of Pennsylvania State Police troopers on campus, were the only visual reminders of threat reports that led to closures or lockdowns at LCTI on four consecutive schooldays.

LCTI’s school counselors, as well as Lehigh Valley Health Network and Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 counselors, are on hand at the school to help students deal with invisible reminders — stress, fear, frustration, etc. — of recent events. About 30 students sought help from counselors on Thursday. 

Students can access a form via their Clever account to sign up for individual or group support sessions with counselors, who will continue providing support on Friday, Nov. 18. Just click on the “Student Support” icon. Students who need immediate assistance when school is not in session should call the Lehigh County Warmline at 610-820-8451.

All of the threat reports were made via the Safe2Say Something anonymous tipline and proved to be unfounded. State police have teamed up with the FBI on the investigation and hope to make an arrest soon.

Parents and guardians can help LCTI avoid more incidents like the ones earlier this month by talking with their students about Safe2Say. Make sure your child knows how to use it properly and that misusing it can lead to criminal charges. Visit the youth violence prevention program’s website to learn more.

As always, LCTI is committed to providing students with an excellent education in a learning environment where students are safe and feel secure. Thank you for your patience and continued support as we work toward resolving this situation.


The LCTI Administrative Team

Education Park Drive

Schnecksville, PA

Preparing all students for their personalized career pathway