Authorities report threat to Hancock Middle-Senior High – The Morgan Messenger
Hancock Middle-Senior High School staff confirmed on Tuesday that they were aware of a threat made against their school and students on social media, and had reported the threat to law enforcement and appropriate school agencies. . Numerous Washington County Sheriff’s Department patrol vehicles were seen parked outside the school around lunchtime on April 19, and students were seen going in and out of the school. A parent commented on social media that they received a phone call from Washington County Public Schools about the threat.
Public Information Officer Erin Anderson of WCPS confirmed that a message was distributed to families at Hancock Elementary and Secondary School on Tuesday morning regarding the threat. It said:
Parents and guardians of Hancock students:
School administrators and local law enforcement are aware of a threat that was posted on social media in reference to Hancock Middle Senior High School. Administrators are working with the Hancock Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, which are providing additional police coverage on school campuses while this matter is investigated and more information is obtained. .
Middle school students will remain in their classrooms until lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. Elementary students will not have outdoor recreation or physical education classes.
The safety of students and staff is a top priority, and WCPS will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.
A screenshot of the alleged threat was shared on social media on Tuesday and claims the subject intended to use weapons to commit acts of violence at school.
A pantry event scheduled to be held at Hancock Middle-Senior High School was canceled on Tuesday and will be rescheduled.