EB_threat update ACHS_030519_630p
Good evening from the Superintendent. As of late this afternoon, law enforcement had not found any substance to the threatening graffiti message found at Ashe County High School. However, investigation by the Sheriff’s office is still ongoing. During interview sessions today, officers were told that students are writing these messages basically for two reasons—to see how much public outcry they can create and to see if they can get out of school. Parents, please take the opportunity to talk with your children about the seriousness of false threats as well as the importance of reporting any items of concern to school administrators. At this point, we need to trust our law enforcement—trust between law enforcement and communities is key to public safety. In order for parents to feel secure about sending their children to school tomorrow, a highly trained explosive detection dog and a law enforcement handler will be conducting a thorough search tonight for any explosive materials. At this time, we have no reason to believe that anything threatening will be found. Therefore, plan to have school as usual tomorrow unless we get inclement weather tonight. Thank you and have a good night.