By Scott Bolthouse—Hub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Safety protocols were taken at Miller Elementary School Wednesday afternoon after staff found a suspicious note inside of a girls bathroom.
“This afternoon, a note was found in the girls’ bathroom at Miller Elementary School. The note was written by an elementary student, containing a rhyme that could be considered threatening due to the language used. Although this note may have been considered a ‘prank,’ the response was taken very seriously,” said Donovan Rowe, superintendent of Huron Schools.
“The note prompted staff to initiate threat assessment protocols and to go into a precautionary lockdown while police investigated the situation. After an analysis of the note’s contents, it was determined that there was no threat to student or staff safety. The school and police are continuing to investigate the incident.”
In a letter to parents and staff, Rowe stressed that parents talk with thieir students about the seriousness of these types of threats.
“Please take time to reinforce that jokes about threats and/or threatening language of any kind in a school setting is not funny and will be taken seriously by school officials and law enforcement,” he said.
View a full statement released by Rowe by clicking this link.
Huron Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said his department has a school resource officer and detectives at Miller Elementary and that the investigation is ongoing.
“We will provide updates to the community as soon as we have any new information. The relationship between our department and school administration has never been better and we will work together as a team to solve this issue. Student safety is our number one priority. I believe that it is safe for the students to attend classes tomorrow as we have no specific threat,” Robbins said.