Yesterday we brought to you Two Students Allegedly Brought Guns To Lanphier High School Today, Intending To “Shootin Da School Up”
Today District 186 has issued the following statement.
Lanphier High School took immediate action yesterday to ensure student safety, and we would like to dispel rumors that have since followed.
On Thursday morning, two students exchanged inappropriate text messages that other students became concerned about. Those students alerted teachers and administration and we acted immediately, calling in law enforcement to assist us in questioning and searching the belongings of the involved students. Nothing was found and we quickly determined before lunch that there was no credible threat and that students were safe. Rumors that students had weapons are completely false.
As always, student safety is our top priority, and we take these matters very seriously. We understand that these kind of rumors are troubling, but want to assure you we addressed this matter quickly and decisively. Law enforcement has taken appropriate action and we will follow our disciplinary processes as usual.
Students were safe in the building yesterday, and teaching and learning carried on as usual. We will continue to have another safe and productive day at Lanphier High School today.
If you have additional concerns, please call the school at 525-3080.
Take a listen to the below automated call that was issued this morning.