| Bucks County Courier Times
An unidentified man entered the Bucks County Technical High School on Monday morning through a door that had malfunctioned, school officials reported to police, the school board and students.
The man entered and left the building before security officers could approach him. School officials have a clear description of him from video surveillance that they are sharing with Bristol Township police who continue to investigate the incident, said Leon Poeske, school administrative director.
“BCTHS takes security of students and staff as its highest priority and have spent many hours training staff and securing the building. This particular door that malfunctioned was immediately repaired as soon as it was noticed,” Principal Robert Azar stated in an automated message sent out.
Azar said that there was no report of the person contacting any student in the school, though the man entered during the school day.
“We understand this is not the type of news you want to hear at this moment but believe it is important to be as transparent as possible with all of our parents and staff,” Azar stated.
Poeske reported the incident at the school board’s meeting Monday night.
In an email Tuesday, he said “we are checking all of our doors daily and have increased security throughout the building. In addition, the Bristol Township Police are doing additional checks on the building and campus. We also retraced the person’s steps to ensure nothing was left behind.
The school, on Wistar Road at its intersection with New Falls Road, provides technical training for students from the Bensalem, Bristol Borough, Bristol Township, Morrisville, Neshaminy and Pennsbury school districts and recently reopened for hybrid classes in which students do technical training at the school while learning in their academic subjects remotely at home.