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Chaulk addresses rumors

Modified: Thursday, Dec 20th, 2012

KEMMERER Below is a statement from LCSD No. 1 superintendent, Teresa Chaulk, in response to recent and ongoing rumors of school-directed threats.

According to Chaulk, none of the schools in this district have been directly threatened, but the school district, police deparment and city administration were to meet today at 10:30 a.m. to ensure a police presence at local schools tomorrow.

"This is Teresa Chaulk, superintendent of schools, and I would like to address the rumors of threats on our schools. [Neither] the district, nor any school in the district, has been directly threatened.

We have had parents tell us they heard a rumor, and there are rumors on Facebook, so it is hearsay, rumors and social media.

There's a national epidemic of threats on schools this Friday, Dec. 21, because of doomsday and it's heightened with the tragedy that happened in Connecticut a week ago tomorrow.

We are taking this very serious and will have heightened security measures at all of our schools. We will be calling each household today to inform them of the potential threat on Friday and we are meeting with the police department and the city administrator at 10:30 to ensure that we have a police presence at every building tomorrow. The safety of our students and staff is always our highest priority.

If you have any questions, please call a building principal or Teresa Chaulk at 877-9095. Thank you."

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