March 21, 2023
On Tuesday, many school districts in Iowa have been affected by false reports of an active shooter on their campuses. From what we understand, local police departments have received internet-based phone calls with these threats, which turn out to be unsubstantiated. It appears to be part of a hoax known as “swatting.”
Ours was one of the school districts that was affected. After receiving a “robocall” local law enforcement and administration conducted an investigation of our secondary buildings. Police do not believe there to be a credible threat to school safety at this time.
We would like to continue to encourage our students and school community to report anything that could constitute a threat to school safety. As always, we work closely with local law enforcement to assist in these situations.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your attention to this important update.
Dr. Anne Lundquist