Chambersburg Career Magnet School out of lockdown after threats made on social media

UPDATE: Franklin County Career and Technical Center also experienced a Shelter in Place around 12:10pm this afternoon. That status was lifted and normal operations of school continued around 12:25pm.

Principal Justin Sholes said in a statement, “the entire staff responded quickly and correctly in accordance with our emergency guidelines. The students did an excellent job of being attentive and following all directions.

We will always err on the side of caution with the safety of our students, staff, and visitors.”

Updates will be posted as more details are made known.


08 March 2024- A student is now in custody, according to Chambersburg Area Career Magnet School officials, following an incident that sent the school into lockdown earlier today.

A notification was sent out to Chambersburg Area Career Magnet School (CMS) families that the school went into a “brief lockdown” on Friday due to threats made on social media by “a student at home”. In that statement, Principal Shawn Stenger says that “law enforcement agencies responded quickly and accordingly and that the student is in custody.”

CMS is out of lockdown now and will operate as normal for the remainder of the day. Any questions or concerns should be addressed to the CMS school offices at 717-261-5656.