POMEROY, Ohio – A statement has been issued from the law enforcement and the superintendent of a local high school following rumors circulating concerning a possible threat.
Meigs Local School District Superintendent Scot Gheen issued an all-call to parents along with posting a statement on Facebook concerning an alleged threat.
Superintendent Gheen released the following statement, “This message is for all parents, as your superintendent I wanted to send this message out to address numerous calls and rumors from social media posts regarding a safety concern at Meigs High School. The district and Sheriff’s Office have looked into these rumors and allegations and the matter has been addressed. Please understand safety is a very important concern to us and we will continue to work together with all parties to ensure the safest learning environment for all students.”
The student that allegedly made the threat is a minor. Both school officials and the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office have been looking into the alleged threat.
Sheriff Wood also released the following statement, “Tonight I’m sending this message out in response to the numerous calls my office has received regarding concerns of a threat to the Meigs High School tomorrow. My office has been working closely with school officials to protect the safety and security of the students and staff at Meigs High School. My office will continue to monitor all matters in any of our schools in Meigs County. School will be in session tomorrow, Monday, November 20th, 2017.”
Meigs Local Schools are set to be in session Nov. 20, 2017. According to Sheriff Wood, school resource officers will be in the schools on Monday as usual.