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'Unsubstantiated' Gun Threats Made Against Wyandotte's Roosevelt High School

A Wyandotte police officer will be at the school on Friday as a precaution.

Gun threats made against Roosevelt High School are being called "false or
unsubstantiated," according to a letter emailed to parents on Thursday.

According to the letter, there were rumors of "certain students threatening to bring a gun to school to shoot everyone" on Friday.

"All of the rumors about students were investigated and were found to be false or unsubstantiated," the district's letter says.

The rumors are believed to have been fueled by last week's deadly shooting at as well as the hype surrounding Friday being the end of world.

School Superintendent Carla Harting said a Wyandotte police officer will be at Roosevelt on Friday as a precaution.

Here's the letter, signed by Principal Thomas Kell, that was sent to Roosevelt parents:

A number of students have expressed concerns about their safety tomorrow in response to the school shootings in Connecticut, various tweets on Twitter and posts on Facebook about end of the world scenarios and rumors circulating about certain students threatening to bring a gun to school to shoot everyone. All of the rumors about students were investigated and were found to be false or unsubstantiated.

I want to assure you that the safety of all Wyandotte students is our top priority and we have put in place additional security measures in light of recent events. We have also contacted local law enforcement for assistance with this matter. Please let us know about any concerns you or your students have, but please be reassured that we will continue to provide a safe supportive environment for your child tomorrow and every day.

Christine Orman December 21, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Over reacting =too many in our society. Calling in/or other means a bomb threat is not so unusual. It happens at a variety of places simply because someone is playing a prank or wants to get out of something. What I find as 'stupid' .. is the parents who want stricter and more security at their childs school now since the shooting last week. What rock were they living under the past couple years where there were a number of school shootings, not to mention mall shootings, place of work, etc... So lets lock all doors at with one entry point that has a metal detector and put an armed person in each school. So crazed-gunman waits outside then when children are out at recess carries out his deranged plot. No more outside recess for the kids. So kids are locked up safe and secure in the school all day. Well, what if the only armed person who patrols the school snaps for whatever reason. Bad things have always happened and bad things will always happen in our world. There is no one perfect way to avoid or prevent it. Schools should not be treated like prisons.
Jacob Pustulka December 22, 2012 at 04:49 AM
Is wyandotte looking got volunteer security? If so, i would be happy to oblige.
Jacob Pustulka December 22, 2012 at 04:49 AM
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KATHY SLACK December 23, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Call me crazy, but I am not scared. I just feel like if anybody even tried anything at a Wyandotte school they would not get very far. I moved here 7 years ago because things here just seem to roll differently from the rest of the world. This is an "old school" community, with that said, I think many here would go "old school" on any potential threat.
Art Zasadny December 24, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Ridiculous, over-reacting, "drama queens (and kings)", stupidity, etc...

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