Saturday, February 2, 2013
A 35-year-old man was arrested following an incident at Warren Snyder-John Girotti Elementary School where he threatened to "blow" a school employee away.
A 35-year-old man was arrested for an incident at Warren Snyder-John Girotti Elementary School in Bristol Borough. Edwin Landman, of Garfield Street, went to the elementary school Tuesday to pick up his daughter, police said. The father became very angry when a school employee asked to see his identification before he could enter the building, according to a police criminal complaint. "What the f--- for?" courts documents quote Landman as saying to the school employee. According to court documents, Landman eventually produced identification and was let into the school. Once inside, he said, "Now I am in, I can blow you away." The man became "irate" again inside the school when he was asked to fill out of sign-in sheet, police said. Landman…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A written bomb threat was received at Bristol High School this morning, according to a message on the school's website.
A student is in custody after writing a bomb threat directed at Bristol High School, a message on the school's website said. The school received a written bomb threat on Tuesday morning. Officials were able to "quickly determine the author of the threat and are taking all precautions necessary to ensure that our students are safe," the message said. Police are involved, according to the school's announcement, and the student has been taken into custody. Calls to the Bristol Borough Police Department and to Bristol Borough School District officials have not been returned at this time. As more information becomes available, Patch will update this story.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Truman/Egan game is still on, however, longtime rivals Bristol Borough and Morrisville Borough will not face each other for their traditional Thanksgiving game.
An official confirms that the annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Bristol Borough High School and Morrisville High School is off. The tradition, which began in the late 1920s, was canceled because the Bristol Borough Warriors are set to play in the PIAA Class A football playoffs Saturday afternoon in Souderton. As of Wednesday afternoon, a district official said the game will not likely be rescheduled. The Harry S. Truman and Conwell-Egan high school football teams are still set to meet Thanksgiving morning for the Bristol Township Mayor’s Bowl. The annual game is set to start at 10 a.m. at Truman.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Closing the high school is something that local residents are talking about. The small district is struggling to make ends meet.
Despite rumors circulating throughout Bristol Borough, the 360 student high school on Wilson Avenue will be open for students again the fall. However, according to a what officials told PhillyBurbs.com, whether the school will be opening in future years remains a big question. “...There’s going to be a lot of changes made,” the website quoted board President Ralph DiGuiseppe III as stating at last week’s meeting. It is unclear what exactly the changes to the school come fall 2013 are. Shipping students to neighboring schools is one option that was discussed. The plan is also expected to save the district money, PhillyBurbs.com said. Residents voiced their concerns to the board about the many rich traditions that would be lost if the school…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Daniel Gallagher was taken into custody by Bristol Borough police hours after phoning threats to a Philadelphia lawyer. The two public schools in the borough were locked down as officers searched for Gallagher.
A Bristol Borough man is facing several charges after he is alleged to have harassed a Philadelphia defense attorney and made threats against a school. Daniel Gallagher, 50, of the 200 block of Mill Street was taken into custody by officers who flocked to the borough to search for him. He was thought to be armed, but police discovered no weapons on him. The 50-year-old is facing charges out of Philadelphia because he called a city defense attorney that represented him during an arson case in the 1980s and made the threats, borough police chief Arnold Porter said. Gallagher is alleged to have harassed the lawyer and told him that “blood will flow” at an unnamed school. Philadelphia police detectives alerted borough authorities at 2 p.m. …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Both districts failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress goals set by the state Department of Education.
Both the Bristol Borough and Bristol Township school districts received warnings from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (DOE) after the districts did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals. District and school performance on statewide math and reading PSSA assessments, taken by students in elementary through high school, is the primary factor in determining AYP, which is federally mandated under 2001’s No Child Left Behind act. Science and writing PSSA results are not counted toward AYP. “The AYP student performance target for the 2011-12 school year was 78 percent for math and 81 percent for reading, compared to 67 percent and 72 percent, respectively, in 2010-11,” the DOE noted in a release. Bristol Borough School …