Update 12/2/2022- According to Willard Public Schools, contact has been made with a person who sent a threatening message on Friday, December 2.

The school district claims that the threat was not credible and that privacy laws prohibit the district from discussing the discipline of any specific individual. The person found responsible will face the consequences as allowable by district policy and law.

Original story:

WILLARD, Mo. – On Friday, December 2, Willard Public Schools sent an email to parents stating that a threatening message had been sent to a Middle School staff member by email.

According to the email to parents, the threat said, “Don’t come to school Monday.”

The school district said an investigation began immediately, with school resource officers working with local and state law enforcement to identify the sender of the threatening message.

So far, classes have not been canceled Monday for any of the Willard schools.