Ashland Police investigate gun threat at Southern Boone High School



ASHLAND, Missouri (KMIZ)

Ashland Police are investigating allegations that a student threatened to bring a gun to Southern Boone Middle School on Tuesday.

Sgt. Andrew Worrall of the Ashland Police Department said a student who said he would bring a gun to school was not in school on Tuesday, which resolves any potential threat.

“The incident is under investigation, so I cannot release further information,” Worrall said.

Superintendent Chris Felmlee said the district was working with police on a “student situation”. He declined to go into details.

Felmlee said the district takes all threats to campus security seriously and that Southern Boone is working closely with police in these cases.

“The students are safe and there has been no interruption to the school day,” Felmlee said in a letter to parents on Tuesday. “We wanted to inform you of this situation and reiterate that the safety of your child is our top priority.”

He said in the letter that the district could not release details due to privacy laws.

“Parents, please talk with your child about the consequences of threats to our school,” Felmlee wrote in the letter to parents. “All threats (including pranks) will be taken seriously. Remind your child that if they see or
hear anything that threatens the safety of students or staff, they should tell a trusted adult. “

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