Edwardsville High School evacuated after written threat
EDWARDSVILLE, Il. – Administrators added additional security after threatening statement written on an Edwardsville High School bathroom stall. A statement from the school says they became aware of the threat at around 10:25am Thursday.
The Edwardsville Police Department is investigating the credibility of the threat. The school was evacuated as a precautionary measure.
Students say the school is sending them home early. Bus riders will be dismissed from the Sports Complex at 1:00pm. Students that are being picked up by their parents should be picked up at the Sports Complex in front of the Football/Band/Soccer Stadium at 1:50pm. Students who drove to school will be released to the parking lot after the Edwardsville Police Department has completed their building safety protocol.
This note was sent to parents:
This morning at approximately 10:25, we became aware of a threatening statement that was written on a bathroom stall. We take all threat seriously and began investigating the situation immediately. As a precautionary response, we are evacuating the building and moving all students to wrestling center and aquatic center. Please do not come to the Sports Complex to pick up your student. The credibility of the threat has not been substantiated and the Edwardsville Police Department is leading the investigation. We will provide more information as we determine the status of the threat.
Dr. Dennis Cramsey