Security up at Greencastle-Antrim High School after rumors stemming from Waynesboro shootings

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Greencastle-Antrim School District officials have heightened security on the campus in the wake of threats made in connection with last week’s shootings in Waynesboro.

Dr. C. Gregory Hoover, district superintendent, confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Greencastle police will be in the high school for the rest of this week.

On Wednesday, April 20, Waynesboro police reported a gun was fired after a fight among 20 people in a parking lot at the rear of 27 E. Main St. around 4:20 p.m. Just before 9 p.m. there were reports of shots fired at a person in a yard behind 135 S. Potomac St., according to police. Fights Tuesday and earlier Wednesday were reported by police to be likely related to the shooting incidents. No injuries or arrests have been reported.

“It is a result of rumors from the Waynesboro shooting incident,” Hoover told the Echo Pilot.

“There has been nothing substantial, but way too many rumors, so we thought we would bring GPD (Greencastle Police Department) in for the week to be in the high school building.”