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Local Schools Proactively Dealing with Threats to Students and Staff

Local Schools Proactively Dealing with Threats to Students and Staff Photo: MGNonline.

February 26, 2018 09:06 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- In the aftermath of the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, several local schools that received threats directed to students and staff regarding their safety, have been proactively dealing with the incidents and not taking any chances.  As a result, several students were either brought to juvenile facilities or taken into police custody for investigation.

On Sunday, we heard back from Austin Public Schools Superintendent David Krenz and he confirmed that two students were taken into custody last Friday after they allegedly made threats against the school on social media.  In a statement, Supt. Krenz said,  “We are grateful our students feel confident in bringing information to our principals knowing it will be acted on immediately and in a manner that will keep their schools safe.  We also appreciate the immediate and respectful response we always get from our local law enforcement teams, city and county.  We know our partnerships with them is critical in keeping our schools safe.”

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On Saturday, Mason City Police Department sent out a press release stating that a student made a threat directed towards the safety of students and staff. School officials reported the incident to the school’s police resource officer. From that point on, police handled the investigation which resulted in the student being brought to the supervision of Juvenile Court Services.

Last week, on Thursday Riceville school officials, decided to close down the school after receiving reports of a threat made against the school. 

 


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