Student threatens school on social media

A middle school student in the north of the state faces an indictment on Friday after threatening the school on social media, according to the school district. Lisa Wilson, with 55 Laurent County School District, said an eighth-grade middle school student, Gray Court-Wings, used Snapshot to post the threat message only in the afternoon. She did not publish information about what was said in the post. Wilson said the school principals and the school resource officer were notified immediately and acted on safety protocols to isolate the student and ensure the safety of others. The Lorraine County Sheriff’s Office responded and took the student into custody, Wilson said. She said the young man responsible for the message is charged and the district will act on his code of conduct to continue to discipline the student. Wilson said law enforcement officers found no weapons on campus. “Student and staff safety is a top priority,” Wilson said. “We will not tolerate anyone disrupting our safe and positive learning environment. We appreciate your patience and cooperation and continue to ask parents to have conversations with their students about the seriousness of such offenses affecting the safety of our schools.”

A middle school student in the north of the state faces an indictment on Friday after threatening the school on social media, according to the school district.

Lisa Wilson, with District 55 of Laurent County, said an eighth-grade middle school student, Gray Court-Wings, used Snapshot to post the threatening message in the afternoon. She did not publish information about what was written in the post.

Wilson said the school principals and the school resource officer were notified immediately and acted on safety protocols to isolate the student and ensure the safety of others.

The Lorraine County Sheriff’s Office responded and took the student into custody, Wilson said.

She said the young man responsible for the message is charged and the district will act on his code of conduct to continue to discipline the student.

Wilson said law enforcement officers found no weapons on campus.

“Student and staff safety is a top priority,” Wilson said. “We will not tolerate anyone disrupting our safe and positive learning environment. We appreciate your patience and cooperation and continue to ask parents to have conversations with their students about the seriousness of such offenses affecting the safety of our schools.”

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