GODDARD, Kan. -- Police in Goddard are investigating a written threat at one of the district's schools.
According to a school district spokesperson, some students at Goddard Middle School learned about a written threat yesterday and immediately notified a teacher. She said school officials took prompt action and there is no ongoing threat.
The school district said this is a student matter and they're following procedures.
Goddard Police were also notified and are investigating. Other information about the threat was not made available.
Below is a letter that went home to parents on Tuesday:
December 17, 2013
Dear Goddard Middle School Parents/Guardians:
This afternoon we were made aware of a situation that could potentially have been threatening to some GoddardMiddle School students. Some of our students learned of the situation and immediately notified their teacher, and the principal and counselor were then advised of the situation. The school officials took prompt action to avert inappropriate activity from occurring.
We are grateful that those who learned of the situation took appropriate steps to notify school officials so prompt action could be taken. The situation is being investigated by school administration and the USD 265 Police Department and is being handled in accordance with school district policies and procedures.
We know that news of this nature can be unsettling; however, we want you to know that there was no immediate physical threat to students or staff, and the situation was neutralized expeditiously. It is also important to know that there is no ongoing threat. Please be assured that the safety and security of our students and staff is always our highest priority. We take every potential threat seriously and take appropriate action to follow up on the information provided to us.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 794-4230. Please understand, however, that we cannot share further details about the situation or the ongoing police investigation.
Lisa Hogarth, Principal
Goddard Middle School