Safety and Security / Threat Assessment

The Wayne Highlands School District has created threat assessment procedures informed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the U.S. Secret Service in an effort to help our District and schools reduce violence and create safe climates for all.

Wayne Highlands School District
Tim Morgan
Safe Schools Coordinator
Phone: (570) 253-4661

Wayne Highlands School District Police
Joe LoBasso, Chief of School Police
Mark Steelman, Assistant Chief of School Police
Brian Vennie, School Police Officer
Scott Carney, School Police Officer
Chad Hankinson, School Police Officer

Wayne County, PA Community Help
Remember in Emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

Wayne Memorial Hospital - 570-253-8100
Suicide Hotline - 800-273-8255
Wayne County District Attorney - 570-253-4912
Drug and Alcohol Abuse - 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Victims Intervention VIP - 570-253-4431

Wayne Highlands School District Partners in Safe Schools

Pennsylvania State Police - Honesdale
Honesdale Police Department
Wayne County Sheriff's Office
Wayne County Emergency Management Services
Wayne County 9-1-1
Wayne County District Attorney's Office

The WHSD has established a threat assessment team for each school in our district and a district-wide team. The purpose of these teams represent the Board's commitment to protecting the health, safety and the welfare of its students and the school community and providing the resources and support to address identified student needs. The Board has adopted a Threat Assessment policy (236.1) to address student behavior that may indicate a threat to the safety of a student, others students, school employees, school facilities, the community and others.