Another threat found at Quincy Junior High
Wed, 07 Mar 2012 16:45:12 GMT —
Quincy Junior High School is investigating a second threatening note discovered Tuesday night by a student.
Superintendent Lonny Lemon said the issue was brought to his attention Wednesday morning. The threat is the second in a week.
"It was a threatening message. We're taking appropriate action to make sure the environment here is safe for students to go back to school," Rick Owsley, QJHS assistant principal said Wednesday.
A student discovered the first
threatening note in a restroom on March 1
â??We think this might be an off-shoot of the earlier situation,â?? Lemon said. â??We're trying to get students with information about these incidents to come forward. Right now they are our biggest ally.â??
Parents were not notified Wednesday, but Lemon said that the district will contact them through the school's Reach Messaging system Wednesday evening.
The note discovered Tuesday referenced a specific date in the future when an incident might occur at the school, Lemon said.
The school has been on a heightened state of alert since the initial threat last week. This includes bag and metal detector checks.
â??We are convinced we have a safe and secure environment,â?? he said.
Wednesday afternoon, staff and Quincy police conducted a locker check throughout the whole building. This is the third locker check in the past week.
"We're making every effort to find the individuals responsible for this, because it has created quite a distrubance at school. We're taking the matter seriously and all tips are being followed up on," Owsley said.
Lemon said these security measures will remain in place until some sort of resolution is made.