Social media threat made to Southeastern High School
Augusta, ILL. —
JUST IN: KHQA is learning of a social media threat to Southeastern High School in Augusta.
Superintendent Todd Fox sent the following statement to KHQA:
This is Todd Fox from the Southeastern School District. At around 9:15 pm last night, I received a phone call from the parent of a Southeastern student regarding a Facebook group that had been started by an account that was unknown to the student. Two Southeastern students were added to the group and became involved in a series of messages that included inappropriate language and content. As the conversation proceeded, one of the unknown accounts made a “post” that referred to a threat to the student’s school.
Upon receiving this information, we quickly implemented our crisis management procedures. School officials notified the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department who quickly began investigating the situation and they determined that there is no imminent threat.
School will be in session today, however, for precautionary measures, there will be a Law Enforcement presence at both Southeastern Jr/Sr High School and Southeastern Elementary School today (Wednesday, May 17).
As always, the safety of our young people is our number one priority. Thank you.