Omaha Police find no threat after report at McMillan middle school
Omaha Police officers on Wednesday morning were investigating a potential threat at McMillan Magnet Middle School.
OPD confirmed with 6 News around 10:10 a.m. that no weapon had been found at the school, and that the 9-1-1 call had come from a different location.
"We do not believe there was a viable threat," OPD Officer Michael Pecha said.
That afternoon, Omaha Public Schools was explaining why they waited to notify parents about the situation.
Five marked OPD cruisers and a K-9 officer were called to the school after a report was made that a student may have had a weapon on school grounds.
Parents rushed to the school — frantic — after hearing someone had a gun in the school.
Parent Davianne Summers was one of several parents who said they were informed of the threat via social media. Summers said she was concerned she didn't hear the news from the school.
"I got something on Facebook right now," she said. "That’s why I’m coming to get my son right now: 'possible armed party McMillian Magnet School, 3802 Reddick Ave.' "
Summers wasn't the only parent who got the news through social media Wednesday morning. She even got an update through Facebook before she could get to the door.
"Update call of a mother of a student that says a child saw a student with a gun near the portables before running home," she said.
School officials did send the following letter, posted below in-full, acknowledging that communication about the incident was delayed.