Police have arrested a student at Kickapoo High School for sending a threatening text.
The student was taken into juvenile custody.
A letter went out to parents today.
Dear KHS community:
Any time we are made aware of threats of violence, we take those threats seriously and investigate them thoroughly. Currently there are conversations circulating about it being unsafe for students to attend Kickapoo Friday, Oct. 13. This communication is intended to provide you accurate information and reassure students and parents that we have fully investigated reports made about any threats toward KHS.
On Thursday, Oct. 5, we were made aware of a potential threat that was communicated via text message. The individual who sent the text was identified and arrested with the assistance of Springfield Police Department, which was involved in the original investigation. Greene County Juvenile Office has jurisdiction in this matter and its criminal investigation is currently in progress.
Our School Police Department continues to investigate any new reports from students who say they have heard about a possible threat related to Oct. 13. At this time, any new reports are being investigated and have been unsubstantiated, with some of the reports actually referring to the original threat by the individual who was taken into custody last week.
If students or parents have specific information about a threat, we encourage them to contact us so that we may investigate. The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority, and we are committed to keeping Kickapoo High School a safe place to learn and work.
Investigators say the threat was made last Thursday. The text mentioned a possible threat on Friday the 13th.