Threat Received at Kennett High School

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Thursday November 3, 2022, Kennett High School (KHS) received a bomb threat.  In coordination with KCSD Administrative Staff and the Kennett Square Police Department, the High School was evacuated and students were moved to a safe location.  

The Borough of Kennett Square Police Department is investigating and was assisted with K-9 units from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and Bomb Squad, and SEPTA Transit Police K-9.   As a result, students were dismissed today at 12 p.m.  Kennett Square Borough Public Works Department assisted with closing E. South Street so students could be safely dismissed to buses which were staged in this area. 

Thanks to all the assisting agencies with the K-9 response, the Kennett High School (KHS) was cleared following today’s bomb threat.    

Students and their parents/guardians are invited to visit KHS from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. to retrieve their personal belongings. Please use the main entrance.

As always, we remind our community to stay vigilant. If you see something, say something by calling 911 or using the Safe2Say platform.

Should you have any questions or concerns for the School District, we invite you to contact KCSD Communications Specialist Nikki Laws at or (610) 444-6646.

The investigation remains open with person(s) of interest and it is believed that this threat is not connected to recent threats in the area or in Chester County.   Anyone with information regarding todays incident can contact the Kennett Square Police Department (610) 268-3171 and requesting to speak with an officer.  Tips may also be submitted through our Crimewatch site.