BREAKING NEWS: Threat discovered at Skyview

Posted: Monday, October 01, 2007

A written threat was discovered Monday afternoon on a bathroom stall at Skyview High School.

The school, which was in session at the time, was not evacuated, according to assistant school superintendent Glen Szymoniak, who said the threat was directed toward today.

“School will be in session (today),” he said, adding that officials are working with local police to ensure the safety of students and school staff.

Alaska State Trooper Jeremy Grieme said Monday evening that a trooper did respond to the school Monday afternoon, but he was unaware of what security plans were in place for today.

A notice on the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Web site said, “As an extra precaution, the school district requests that students not bring backpacks or heavy coats to school. Anyone bringing these items will have them searched.”

Szymoniak said it is impossible to determine the level of threat against the school, and when asked if it was a bomb threat, he said, “The type of threat wasn’t specific.”

He said a number of students were aware of the threat discovery and the school district “wants to be sure accurate information” is disseminated to concerned parents.

People with additional questions or with more information about the incident are asked to contact Principal Randy Neill at 260-2300.

Phil Hermanek can be reached at phillip.hermanek@peninsulaclarion.com.



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