Extra security called to area schools after anonymous threats
AR (KAIT) - There is an additional police force at several area schools Monday
after vague threats made.
Justin Rolland with the Craighead County Sheriff's Department
tells Region 8 News the added security measures stem from threats made on
social media by a juvenile. Rolland says the unnamed juvenile was arrested and
charged with terroristic threatening. The person arrested was charged as a
arrested happened a month ago but rumors caused several school districts to
take extra precaution.
No specific schools were threatened. However, it was enough to
raise concern by school officials to notify authorities.
Several schools sent notifications to parents Monday morning to
inform them of the additional police presence. According to one notification,
"anonymous threats were made to northeast Arkansas schools".
County Tech Superintendent, Jerry Noble, was one of those who chose to increase
"We had extra police
present," he said. "We installed buzz in systems last year and made sure those
who are in charge of letting people in the building, identified those people
before letting them in."
alert was also sent to parents explaining why there would be extra patrolmen.
more information you can get out there the better off because you can put a
stop to the rumors," Noble said.
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