Possible threat torwards Herrin schools prompts extra security tomorrow

by Aaron Price | Photo: Google
by Aaron Price | Photo: Google

1/5/2022 | 9:52 p.m.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY - A potential threat torwards the Herrin school district posted on social media this evening has prompted extra security in the district tomorrow.

Superintendent Nathaniel Wilson released the following statement regarding the potential threat...

"I want to notify you Herrin CUSD #4 is aware of a possible threat to school safety that was posted on social media Wednesday night.

We have been in consultation with the Herrin Police Department and do not believe there is any imminent danger to our students and staff at this time. Therefore, school will be in session Thursday and operate on a normal schedule.

Out of an abundance of caution, additional law enforcement will be present to ensure the safety of our students and staff. While we don't believe this particular social media threat is cause for alarm, we chose to notify you because we are committed to providing a safe learning environment for our students.

Since returning to in-person learning this school year, schools nationwide are dealing with school safety concerns that seem to be heightened and causing anxiety, fear and nervousness among our staff and students."

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