Parents Alerted to Threatening Message Found at Glendale High School

Springfield Public Schools released an alert tonight regarding parents of Glendale High School students being warned of an anonymous threat.

The message was found in a bathroom at the school threatening violence Friday.

The school is planning additional school police officers to be on the campus tomorrow although no arrests have been made and no information to make the threat “credible” has been found by investigators.

The message from Springfield Public Schools is below:

After school today, an anonymous message was found in a restroom at Glendale High School threatening violence at school on Friday. All appropriate measures are being taken to fully investigate this threat.

School police officers have identified a suspect and conducted interviews. At this time, the investigation has not produced any information that would cause us to believe that this is a credible threat. 

Glendale parents and staff were notified of this information by telephone and email at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24.

We intend to adhere to our regular schedule tomorrow. In preparation, we will exercise a heightened sense of awareness and have an increased presence of additional school police officers at school.

We encourage you to talk with your child about this and the importance of sharing any information he or she might have about this incident or any safety concern. Information can be shared directly with school administrators, through our Text Tip Line at (417) 319-2901 or by calling School Police at (417) 523-2911.

We do not take threats of violence lightly and we want you to know that appropriate disciplinary action will be taken upon completion of our investigation.