Amherst Police Investigate Possible Threat At Sweet Home Schools
Parents of students in the Sweet Home School district received an email stating that Amherst police were investigating a possible threat a the High School.
Yesterday at approximately 6:55pm last evening, the High School administration became aware of a picture of a male with a gun strapped on his shoulder/back which was shared into a group chat with about 30 students on snapchat. The photo had the text "don't come to school the 6th" placed in the picture.
Over the last 20 hours, the administration has worked closely with the Amherst Police to investigate and interview individuals that may have information regarding the picture. At this time, the police have not been able to determine the identify of the individual or if the image is an actual picture or an image captured from the Internet. The police will continue their efforts to learn more about the picture but do not believe that any credible threat exists to the high school or any school in the District.
Throughout the day tomorrow, we will have added extra security measures in place tomorrow. The Amherst police will have additional patrol cars on the HS campus during arrival and dismissal and will be making heavy checks throughout the day. The APD will be making checks at all our campuses- elementary, middle and Ready Academy- tomorrow during the school day as well. Extra security guards will be in place in the high school until 4:00. Door checks will be conducted by our staff throughout the day.
Day went on to say that if parents have any questions to contact him via email or by phone.
Sweet Home students were off from school for a Teacher's workshop day.