In the aftermath of Steve Lynch's threat to bring "20 strong men" to remove school directors at their next meeting, the district Superintendent has requested and Northampton County has agreed to provide security. Deputy Sheriffs will be at the next several meetings to keep the peace. Executive Lamont McClure advised County Council that the County will be reimbursed by the school district for the cost of security. Any arrest would be made by police, not deputies.
Council member Ron Heckman, himself a graduate of Northampton Area High School, called Lynch's remarks "shameful and reprehensible. It should be condemned at every level."