Boone County Schools Statement on Copy-Cat Threats
Florence — Boone County Schools is one of many school districts across the country that is being subjected to copy- cat threats of the school tragedy in Florida. We are working with local authorities as they investigate a recent rash of rumors and threats on our campuses. Student suspects in each of the cases were immediately identified and apprehended. They were charged by local authorities and disciplined by their schools. In each case a thorough investigation was conducted by the school district and authorities. No student or staff member was ever in danger. Confidentiality laws prevent Boone County Schools from talking about the persons involved or the specifics of the incidents. Boone County Schools will continue to remain on alert, following our safety protocols and working with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and Florence Police as future issues arise.
Parents PLEASE talk to your children about these situations. Threats will be taken seriously. Sometimes students say or do things as pranks not realizing the seriousness of what they are saying or doing. The consequences of their actions could affect your child’s record.