Washburn Rural Students on Lockdown

By: Rae Chelle Davis Email
By: Rae Chelle Davis Email

A threatening note found at Washburn Rural High School Wednesday afternoon sent the school on lockdown. Superintendent Dr. Brenda Dietrich says the note was found in the boy's restroom. It was written on a crumpled piece of notebook paper and contained several misspelled words.

Administrators notified the Shawnee County Sheriff's office which recommended the school go on lock down as a precautionary measure. Students were kept in their classrooms starting around 12:30 while authorities searched the scene, according to one witness. The search took about an hour at which point school resumed as normal.

Dr. Dietrich says they take every threat seriously and she believes they may find the person who wrote this note. Shawnee County Sheriff's obtained the note for fingerprinting.

Communications director Martin Weishaar said they will continue to take each threat seriously and they believe that's what the community would want.

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