False Alarm: Threat to Junction City High intended for another school

Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 11:29 AM CDT
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JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (WIBW) - Junction City Police say a threat thought to have been directed at Junction City High was intended for another school outside of Kansas.

According to JCPD’s Facebook Page, their agency began working closely with USD 475 Tuesday morning after a possible social media threat was made to the Junction City High School.

USD 475 said district administrators immediately notified staff, students and families of students at the high school.

However, officials say during the investigation it was determined the threat was for a different school in another state.

JCPD did not say what school they believe the threat was targeting, but did say local authorities have been notified of the situation.

USD 475 said classes at the high school were not disrupted and the day continued as normal. The administration will continue to monitor the situation.

“The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is always a priority for the district,” said Superintendent Dr. Reginald Eggleston. “We want to thank district staff, local law enforcement, and the Junction City High School community for helping us do just that.”

The district said classes will resume as scheduled at Junction City High School on Thursday, Oct. 28.

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