A school shooting threat written on a Lebanon High School bathroom stall has already spawned a copy cat, and the school wants students to know that the threats won’t be tolerated.
“We will not tolerate any behaviors that interfere with the learning environment of our school,” said LHS Principal Kevin Lowery.
On Thursday during the annual Teachers’ Academic Letter of Excellence assembly at the high school, which honors students who obtain a 3.75 grade point average or above, Lowery took the time to address the issue with the student body. He said later that it is important for kids to know that whether they think it is a joke or not doesn’t matter.
“We just took a stand and said, ‘You know what? It’s not funny, and we’re not going to tolerate it.’ Because if you don’t take a stand, it will never go away,” Lowery said. “It will just keep going on until they get tired of it.”
The second incident of a false threat occurred just one day after the school was on high alert and filled with extra police protection because of a threat written on a bathroom wall.
On Wednesday, it was discovered that a high school student had written the message “School Shooting @ 2 p.m.” on her desk with an eraser and then took a picture of it. The teen then erased the message from her desk and sent the picture out on SnapChat, a picture sharing chat app.