Police investigate threat at Goddard school

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GODDARD, Kan. — A Goddard school was briefly locked down Thursday morning while police investigated a possible threat.

Today, officials at Goddard Academy received a threat to student safety in the form of "information about a student." The district wouldn't clarify any further, but the school was locked down for about an hour while police officers investigated.

The district said that all students, approximately 75, had to stay in their classrooms during the lockdown, and that they were never in danger.

The threat was not substantiated and school activities returned to normal around 8:45 a.m.

Below is the letter being sent home to parents:

To Families of Goddard Academy Students:

This morning a report was made to Goddard Academy administrators concerning a possible situation that had the potential to disrupt the school environment. School officials responded promptly to investigate the report and were able to determine that the report was inaccurate. Be assured that the safety and security of our students and staff is always our highest priority. We take every report of a potentially threatening situation seriously and we follow up on information provided to us. That is the course of action that was taken today.

Please be aware that Academy students were instructed to remain in their first-hour classes while the investigation was underway. They were subsequently dismissed to their morning break time before continuing on to third-hour classes.

If you have questions, feel free to contact me by email at shollas@goddardusd.com, or by phone at 794-4142. Please understand, however, that we cannot share further details about the situation or the police investigation.


Sean Hollas, Principal
Goddard Academy

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