CHS Responds to Potential Threat
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 8, 2018
In an incident that highlights the sensitivity of the public and the school district to threats of violence, Cody High School officials on Monday investigated a potential threat prior to the High School and Middle School choir concert Monday evening.
CHS Principal Jeremiah Johnston sent an email to parents of students from both schools on Monday explaining that an anonymous tip had been reported via the Safe 2 Tell system. The system allows students to confidentially report anything that concerns or threatens individuals, their friends, family or community.
Johnston told KODI that the report involved the threat of gun violence at the choir concert that evening – but after extensive investigation, it was determined to be unfounded.
Johnston pointed out that while the Safe2Tell system is helpful, the reporting is anonymous, so it is difficult to investigate without further details. In the email sent to parents, Johnston encouraged students who make reports regarding school safety to also speak with a trusted adult in the school building, or report the information to a parent who can contact school personnel.