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Panhandle school threat prompting heightened security for Thursday | Rural Radio Network

Panhandle school threat prompting heightened security for Thursday

Panhandle school threat prompting heightened security for Thursday
Courtesy Creek Valley School District

A threat written in a bathroom stall at Creek Valley High School in Chappell is prompting heightened security for Thursday at all of the district’s schools.

School officials say the note was found Wednesday and the threat alluded to being carried out on March 1st. Once the threat was found, the Deuel County Sheriff’s Office was immediately contacted and an investigation began.

District officials are taking the threat seriously, and are enacting the following protocols for Thursday’s school day:

  • All  students must enter the building through the main entrance to begin the school day.
  • Prior to entering the building, all high school student’s bags will be searched by deputies
  • The high school and elementary school buildings will be on Lockout for the entire school day
  • Classes will continue as normal, but all exterior doors will be locked at all times
  • High school students passing between buildings will have a staff escort at all times
  • Campus will be closed for lunch, and no students will be allowed to walk or get rides at lunch time.
  • High school and elementary buildings will have police presence throughout the day

The Creek Valley School District administration says student safety is their number one priority, and are being vigilant in making the schools a safe and open place to learn.

Deuel County Sheriff Scott DeCoste tells KNEB News his office continues to investigate.- Anyone with information about the threat or the person or person responsible for writing it are highly encouraged to contact the office at (308) 874-3305.

Anyone parents or guardians with concerns or questions are encouraged to contact the school at 308-874-3310.

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