Update, Revisions on Smethport Situation
Former physics teacher Christopher Swanson was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the campus of Mercyhurst University at about 7:15 this morning. The Erie County coroner says he died sometime between 2 and 4 a.m. His last Facebook post was at about 3 a.m.
Swanson had been fired near the end of the last school year for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student.
Police and school district officials say they took precautionary measures and had a police presence at the schools this morning, but believe there was no cause for alarm.