Arrest Made In Threat That Affected Superior Senior High School
An arrest has been made in the threat of violence that affected Superior Senior High School on Thursday. According to Principal Greg Posewitz in an email sent out to school parents, the threat that wad digitally traced to Flagstaff, Arizona was against Springfield High School in Ohio - similarly abbreviated as "SHS".
Media reports that the 16 year old female student at the high school in Ohio will be charged with a felony.
Local officials dealt with the threat here in Superior due to the initial information that it was aimed at "SHS". Students saw the information on Facebook and social media and brought it to the attention of school officials; as with any credible threat, the school treated it in a serious manner, closing the entrances and searching every bag and backpack as students came to school on Thursday morning.
An initial message was sent out to parents just after 8:00 AM on Thursday sharing information. At that time they said that they had operated to investigate an "anonymous threat of violence against the high school". Upon arrival, students backpacks were searched before they were allowed to enter the building.
Later, a follow up message was sent out by Superintendent Jana Stevens - via the School Messenger service to parents:
“Good morning, this is an update from Superintendent Stevens on what happened at the High School this morning.
All students were checked prior to coming into the building and are safely in classes at this time.
We have determined that the threat of violence against the high school was made by a person in Flagstaff, Arizona.
We’re thankful to the students that brought this information forward and are thankful that this threat is resolved.
Thank you and have a great day.”