Student’s comments spark precautions at Highland High School

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Lewis County, MO (WGEM) — Extra precautions were in place at Highland High School Friday morning after comments were made by a student, the school district stated.

In a written statement, the school district said an incident took place at the high school on Thursday that involved comments being made by a student.

“It was brought to the administration’s attention that there was a rumor circulating about a possible school violence threat for (Friday) at the high school,” the district stated.

No further clarification or details were provided, but the district said law enforcement was aware of the incident.

“While the administration and law enforcement do not believe there to be any credible threats, please know that necessary precautions have been put in place to assure the safety of all staff and students,” the district’s statement read.

Some parents expressed concern and frustration to WGEM News about the vagueness of the school district’s statement.

“Legally, I cannot explain the specifics regarding any student,” the statement added.

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