"Society VICTIM of Making Terroristic Threat (C), at 2104 S Indiana Ave, Joplin, MO, between 15:40, 03/02/2016 and 11:16, 03/03/2016. Reported: 03/03/2016"
The Turner Report has confirmed that a freshman boy told numerous students he was planning a school shooting. A number of the students reported the threats, the police were called in and took the student in for questioning.
JHS Principal Kerry Sachetta informed parents of the incident in a message that was sent out later in the day:
This is a message from Dr. Kerry Sachetta. I wanted to inform you regarding an incident that occurred today at Joplin High School.
Several students alerted administrators about a fellow student who had made alleged threatening statements toward other students.
Administrators alerted police immediately and the situation was handled appropriately. We are cooperating fully with local authorities and we followed district policies and procedures regarding the incident. We are extremely proud of our students who came forward to share their concerns, so we could follow up in a timely manner.
Please understand that student safety is our priority.