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District: No threat of Jan. 13 danger at Hudson High School

by Tim Troglen Reporter Published: January 12, 2017 2:32 PM
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Hudson — Contrary to rumors which have been swirling around the student body at Hudson High School there are no threats of violence this week against students or staffers.

Superintendent Phil Herman began notifying parents via the school’s emergency call system Jan. 10 that there are no threats of school violence.

According to the call, Herman said the district investigated an October tip via a student report and the Safe School Helpline “ about a verbal exchange between two high school students concerning a possible school shooting.”

“This tip and the student account of the verbal exchange were taken very seriously,” Herman told parents in the call. “A formal and thorough investigation was conducted by our staff and Hudson police, including parental involvement.”

According to Herman there was no credible, imminent or future threat to students or staffers.

Just before winter break and again upon the return, rumors citing a Jan. 13 threat began circulating among the students said Herman.

“Because of these rumors, we feel it is important that you know this has been fully investigated,” Herman said. “Additionally, it is important that the heightened anxiety of our students is addressed.”

The district has asked Hudson police to provide an extra police presence the rest of the week at the High School, Herman said.

“Again, I want to encourage you and our students to contact us or report concerns that help us keep our children safe,” Herman said. “Please feel free to call the High School if you have any additional concerns. The safety of our students and staff is our most important priority.”

To reach the school safety line call 1-800-418-6423 ext. 397 or text 66746, then type TIPS. The tip line can also be reached online by visiting www.safeschoolhelpline.com. The line is only available to Hudson City School students.

Email: ttroglen@recordpub.com

Phone: 330-541-9435

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