Logan-Rogersville Student in Custody After Threats Against High School

A Logan-Rogersville student is in juvenile custody after reportedly making threats against the school.

The student reportedly told other students not to come to school today, May 14. The threatened students then told administrators and parents who contacted law enforcement.

The Logan-Rogersville School district sent this letter to parents today:

Dear LR:

This message is being sent to LR families via phone call and email to provide you with accurate information, to discourage rumors, and to ask for your assistance:

An LR High School student was taken into the custody of juvenile authorities shortly after midnight, after reportedly making verbal statements warning others not to come to school on Tuesday (May 14). Several concerned students and parents reported it to school administration, who immediately contacted law enforcement. School personnel, juvenile authorities, and law enforcement worked through the night to investigate.

The LR school district is cooperating with authorities as they continue to investigate this matter, and we will assess appropriate discipline according to policy. We are taking all the necessary steps to ensure you have all the information we are able to provide and to assure you it is safe to send your child to school. Out of an abundance of caution, there will be additional police presence at the High School on Tuesday, May 14.

We want to commend the students who came forward to share what they heard. At LR, we teach all students that when they hear something, to say something. We ask that you please talk to your children and stress to them the importance of keeping our schools safe. Impress upon them the seriousness of their comments in today’s society, and tell them to notify you or school personnel should they hear of any planned or potential disruptive or threatening behavior.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the District Administrative Office at 753-2891.

Shawn Randles, Ed. D., Superintendent

The investigation into the incident is continuing.