PITTSTON — The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (PSHD) has a “bio-tech” classroom, but its gym has a locked door.
The building is at the corner of Broadway and Broadway, about two blocks south of Pittsburgh.
Its main entrance is behind a locked metal door.
It’s one of the most difficult places in the country to enter a school for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Pittsboro Public Schools officials told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the school has a secure perimeter around its gym and that the school is doing its best to make the entrance and exit easier for students and staff.
They said the gym will be re-purposed to serve other uses, such as a children’s swimming pool.
The school had no comment Wednesday on the reported lockdown.
The building is about 1,200 square feet.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.