Millard South High School Threat False

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

A disagreement between two Millard South High School students fueled a lot of talk and spread rumors on Twitter about the threat of violence on Friday.

The district says both the school and law enforcement investigated and found no substance to any threat. Neither student was at school Friday.

Millard South principal Dr. Curtis Case sent the following notice to parents, guardians and staff:

"As you may have heard, two students have been in a disagreement that has become a disciplinary matter. We are working through this matter with the students, their families and authorities. We feel it is important for you to know that our investigation has turned up no substance to the threats they have made against each other. However, we are making it very clear to these students that they need to understand we take all comments very seriously. We are taking appropriate disciplinary actions.

We are also very aware of the conversation on social media. We are in the process of contacting each student who has contributed to these comments and speaking with both them and their families. We have found that students often add to social media threads without thoughts of the consequences of their words, so we feel this is a very important conversation for us to have.

We have heard from many of you this morning and we appreciate it. We always welcome your calls and communication."

The school was the scene of a shooting on January 5, 2011 when student Robert Butler Jr. killed assistant principal Vicki Kaspar and wounded principal Case before taking his own life.


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