Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Heavier police concentration at Joplin High School as rumors of threats circulate
As calls continued to pour into the high school office this morning and a number of students stayed away because of the rumors, Principal Kerry Sachetta sent the following e-mail to parents.
You may be aware of the rumors spreading among students and parents regarding a potential threat to students at JHS today related to the incident that occurred last Thursday.
We have spent several days collecting information to help determine the source of the rumors and have been unable to authenticate them.
We continue to work closely with authorities, and at this time, we have no evidence of a threat planned for today by any individual or individuals.
However, as a precaution and to help ease fears, the Joplin Police Department will have a more visible presence on our campus today. We take any threats or potential threats seriously and will continue to investigate.
We appreciate the students, staff, and parents who have taken time to send us information from social media and elsewhere to assist law enforcement with their investigation of last week's incident.
Kerry Sachetta, EdD