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Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Calaveras High student made earlier threats

Calaveras High student made earlier threats

"The Brainerd Police Department wants to remind all students and parents regarding the seriousness of making any type of threats about our schools".

According to the Henderson County Sheriff's Office, 17-year-old Gordon Kaster Martin and a 16-year-old student have been charged with Communicating a Threat of Mass Violence at an Educational Facility.

The school was evacuated and students were taken to a nearby church. As officers tried to calm the boy, he made verbal threats including claims that he placed a bomb in the school.

The threat was texted and posted via social media Thursday night with a picture of a faceless male with a gun in his waistband, and the phrase "Don't come to school tomorrow". All threats to our schools are investigated thoroughly. Police did not say if they believed the threat to be credible, but that it warranted investigation.

"At no point in time did we feel like there was a direct threat made to this building or to the students in the building", she said.

Any person with concerning information should contact the Lockport Police Department first and the Lockport City School District second. Law enforcement found the threats not to be viable and not meant to be carried out.

Superintendent Bridget O'Connell said in a call to parents that a teacher noticed the threat written on a bathroom tile.

"While this is not a school-sponsored act, it is a very tangible way for students to exercise their right to free speech (and their right not to speak) regarding campus safety", he wrote. "It gave us further tips we could look into", Palkovic said.

A threatening message was discovered at Fort Hill High School this morning and reported to school administrators. "We appreciate their efforts today, and every day, to keep our schools and our community safe".

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