Liberty schools say threat shared on social media isn't credible

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Liberty North High School and Liberty High School will still have classes tomorrow after officials determined a threat being shared over social media was not credible.

In a letter sent to parents, Liberty Public Schools Communication Director Dallas Ackerman said a post being shared by high school students warned that "students no come to school tomorrow," while also referring to the Las Vegas shooting.

Ackman said that the district's security team and law enforcement officials looked into the post and found it wasn't credible. The letter did say there will be increased security measures at schools as a precautionary measure. 

The threat originated at Liberty North High School but the letter was sent to parents of students at both schools to make them aware. 

Read the full letter below: 

LPS High School Families,

Late this afternoon, we were made aware of a social media post that was being shared by high school students that suggested that "students not come to school tomorrow", while also referencing the Las Vegas shooting.

Our District Safety and Security Team was immediately notified, and they also engaged with local law enforcement.  While all threats are taken extremely seriously, nothing has been found credible with this particular threat and classes will be held tomorrow as scheduled.  Simply as a precautionary measure, additional safety and security team members will be on both high school campuses tomorrow.

Unfortunately, these types of social media issues are more and more common and have been dealt with nationwide in recent weeks.  We appreciate those that made us aware of this particular post earlier today and allowed for the prompt investigation.

As always, thank you for your partnership, and have a nice evening.
 
Office of Communications

Liberty Public Schools

Dallas Ackerman

Director of Communications

Liberty Public Schools

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