The Red Lion Area School District is a large, suburban/rural, public school district located in southeastern York County, Pennsylvania, that serves the boroughs of Felton, Red Lion, Windsor, and Winterstown; and the townships of Chanceford Township, Lower Chanceford Township, North Hopewell Township, and Windsor Township. It encompasses approximately 140 square miles (360 km2).

Red Lion Area School District
696 Delta Road
, York County, Pennsylvania, 17356-9185
United States
District information
TypePublic school district
Other information

According to 2000 federal census data, it served a resident population of 32,661 people. By 2010, the district's population grew to 38,310 people, with 10% being ages 5–17 years.[1]

History edit

In 2009, Red Lion Area School District residents' per capita income was $20,325, while the median family income was $51,051.[2] In the Commonwealth, the median family income was $49,501[3] and the United States median family income was $49,445, in 2010.[4]

Schools edit

  • Red Lion Area Senior High School
  • Red Lion Area Junior High School
  • Clearview Elementary School
  • Mazie Gable Elementary School
  • Locust Grove Elementary School
  • Pleasant View Elementary School
  • North Hopewell – Winterstown Elementary School
  • Windsor Manor Elementary School (Only Teaches Kindergarten as of 2018)
  • Larry J. Macaluso Elementary School

Extracurriculars edit

Red Lion Area School District's students have access to a variety of clubs, activities and an extensive sports program.

Sports edit

The District funds:

Junior High School Sports

According to PIAA directory March 2023[5]

Notable alumni edit

School violence edit

Red Lion Area School District has seen two serious acts of school violence in its history:

On February 2, 2001, former teacher William Michael Stankewicz committed a machete attack on a kindergarten class at North HopewellWinterstown Elementary School that wounded 11 children, the principal, and two teachers.[6]

On April 24, 2003, eighth-grade student James Sheets entered Red Lion Area Junior High School armed with his stepfather's pistols, and killed the school's principal, Dr. Eugene Segro, before killing himself.[7]

Incidents edit

Red Lion has had many tragic events plague its legacy.

The Car Crash: On February 1, 2023, around 7:20 pm, a student crashed into the Athletic Trainers room. When the police arrived on the scene, no injures had been sustained on the driver and there were no victims inside. While the accident had no effect in terms of day-to-day classes, many students speculated that the driver was under the influence of some form of psychedelics. This is not a surprise to many considering the school's history of rampant drug abuse, underage drinking, and vaping.[8] [9]

Sexual Misconduct of Mr. Keiser: Chad Keiser was found guilty in court after admitting to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. The student reported the incident in September 2019, claiming the "relationship" took place in the early fall of 2006. Even though Mr. Keiser was quoted by an anonymous peer as "...a young, inexperienced teacher at the time.." he committed the crime in his car about 2 to 3 times. Mr. Keiser was sentenced to four years of probation and registered as a legal Sex Offender. [10] [11]

Allegations of School Bus Sexual Misconduct Cover Ups: On February 1, 2024, a lawsuit was filed in the Middle District of Pennsylvania Court alleging that both the Red Lion School District and Clearview Elementary School Principal Michael Langan did not report sexual assault which was allegedly committed against a five year-old female student by a male student on a bus in October 2023 to ChildLine, as required for school principals to do under Pennsylvania state law.[12][13] The lawsuit also accused the school district of not protecting the female student by not putting the two on different school buses after the assault, with the boy also later bruising the girl's arm in January 2024.[13] In addition, the accused male student was also accused of assaulted one other student in the past, with the school district and Clearwater Elementary school failing to report that incident as well and also not staffing the school bus with people to monitor the student.[12] The lawsuit further stated that the school district's inaction and negligence led to additional assaults against other students.[12] The lawsuit accused Red Lion District of violating not only Pennsylvania state law, but also both Title IX laws and equal protection rights under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.[12]

References edit

  1. ^ US Census Bureau, 2010 Census Poverty Data by Local Educational Agency, 2011
  2. ^ American Fact Finder, US Census Bureau, 2009
  3. ^ US Census Bureau (2010). "American Fact Finder, State and County quick facts".
  4. ^ US Census Bureau (September 2011). "Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010" (PDF).
  5. ^ Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletics Association (2023). "PIAA School Directory".
  6. ^ Jackson, Peter (February 2, 2001). "Man with machete attacks three workers, five children at school". Lubbock-Avalanche-Journal. Archived from the original on June 5, 2014.
  7. ^ CNN: Red Lion Area Junior High School Shooting
  8. ^ "Car crashes into Red Lion high school". Retrieved April 28, 2024.
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  12. ^ a b c d Schweigert, Keith (February 8, 2024). "Parents of 5-year-old Red Lion student accuse school district of failing to report sexual assault on school bus". Fox 43.
  13. ^ a b Weaver, Jared (February 9, 2024). "York County school district, principal facing lawsuit for not reporting girl's alleged sexual assault on school bus". WHTM. Retrieved February 9, 2024.

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