.

District 158, Police Find Gun Threat Rumors Not to be Credible

There have been rumors circulating of a gun threat this Friday at Huntley High School.

District 158 Superintendent John Burkey and Huntley High School Principal Dave Johnson sent out the following message to parents on Wednesday:

We are writing to inform you that there are non-credible rumors regarding a possible gun threat to Huntley High School on Friday of this week. Because these rumors continue to multiply on social media, we are sending this to the entire district, even if you do not have children in the high school. 

In the aftermath of tragedies such as the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut last week, rumors and copycat threats tend to emerge.  Similar rumors have already occurred in several other districts in our area.  There has also been much discussion in popular media surrounding the Mayan calendar in regards to December 21, and it is believed that this is why this date has been mentioned in various rumors in other districts as well as here. 

The high school administration, as well as the Huntley Police Department, have been thoroughly investigating this rumor and it has not been found to be credible.  However, as a precautionary measure there will be increased police presence at our high school throughout the week.  Our intent is not to heighten any anxiety. The opposite is true. We want to assure you that our normal school schedule will continue and we do not believe there is any danger.  We are fully aware of the rumor and will continue to investigate it, and we are taking precautions for our students’ continued safety.

Sincerely,

John Burkey, Superintendent; Dave Johnson, Huntley High School Principal

Source: District 158 website

ED December 20, 2012 at 01:37 AM
SO WHY HAVNT THE PARENTS BEEN TOLD ABOUT THE MAJOR FIGHT YESTERDAY AND THE PAST 45 DAYS WE HAVE TOO READ IT IN OUR CHILDS FACEBOOK??

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something