Police have yet to track down a Montgomery County man who was linked to a social media post this month threatening the Oley Valley School District for enforcing a statewide school mask mandate.
Berks County’s District Attorney John T. Adams said Monday that investigators are trying to find and speak to Edward Morrison, 44, whose address is listed as Schwenksville on court documents.
Morrison was not charged with a crime in the Oley Valley case. Court records reveal that there are five pending lawsuits pending against Morrison in Montgomery County in unrelated matters.
On September 6, a message posted on Morrison’s Facebook page contained a letter to parents in the district about the nationwide mask mandate that would go into effect the next day. The embassy encouraged violence against district officials for their decision to enforce the mandate.
“I ask ALL ARMED US CITIZENS TO TAKE CARE OF THESE PEOPLE IMMEDIATELY,” the long post began. “Against you, anyone who prescribes, obeys, or enforces these sick crimes against all humanity.”
The message said he was not concerned about the possible consequences of his post.
“They will not take me alive, and if I am killed for it, God will at least judge right from very, very wrong,” the message reads.
The threat resulted in a significant police presence in the district’s schools as students returned from Labor Day vacation on September 7. There were no reports of incidents.
Adams previously said that Morrison does not appear to have any connection with the school district.
Morrison’s Facebook page is filled with anti-mask and bogus posts labeling the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as conspiracy-laden posts about the “deep state“, “neuro-warfare” related to 5G cellular networks, and “big ones.” Website censorship ”.
He didn’t appear to be threatening any other individual school districts through Facebook.