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Extra Security Today at Central High School After Threat Found

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A phone message was sent out Thursday afternoon to Springfield parents, notifying them of a threat found in a restroom.
Generally such threats are determined to be unfounded, however, when the safety and security of students is at risk, we want to take every precaution.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Extra security will be in place at Springfield's Central High school Friday.  A phone message was sent out Thursday afternoon to Springfield parents, notifying them of a threat found in a restroom.

In the recorded message, Central High School Principal Ron Snodgrass says the note "was found in a restroom at our school threatening to blow up the building on Monday, September 9th."

Snodgrass says at this point, events, practices and classes are continuing as scheduled. He says school police will be conducting a thorough investigation, and will be cooperating with local law enforcement.

"I want to assure you that all appropriate local authorities have been notified and that school staff and district administrators are taking every reasonable measure to ensure the safety of students and the staff."

Snodgrass continues, "over the next few days, we will thoroughly check the school building and grounds. We will utilize a heightened sense of awareness and have additional school police officers on site."

The principal says a note will also be sent home with students Thursday evening, and the district will be updating parents over the weekend via its website, and through phone alerts.

"Generally such threats are determined to be unfounded, however, when the safety and security of students is at risk, we want to take every precaution."
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